Two Accused Of Child Sex Crimes In Audrain Court

Two men accused of having sex with a 13 year old girl resulting in her becoming pregnant were in Audrain County Court today [Thursday] for bond reduction hearings.

Dereck Turnage of Hannibal and Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia were being held without bond in the Audrain County Jail.

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Judge Linda Hamlett ruled Turnage, who is charged with Statutory Sodomy, will remain incarcerated without bond based on two prior convictions of child molestation in Pike County in 2016.

Walker Jr., charged with Statutory Rape, is being released from jail on several conditions including no contact with the victim and no contact with anyone under the age of 18.

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