Man Pleads Guilty In Case of Pulling Child’s Permanent Teeth
A man accused of using pliers to remove a child's teeth has pled guilty, without admitting guilt. How is that possible?
Steven Walker was facing two assault counts and two child endangerment counts after, according to police, removing three permanent teeth from a girl for whom he had legal guardianship of.
The girl, who is mentally handicapped, complained of mouth pains to to her aunt and guardian. She was taken to a dentist who then contacted police saying that the teeth had been forcefully removed from her mouth.
Walker was arrested in November 2013 in connection with the case. On Monday (6/16) Schoharie County Officials accepted his Alford plea, which means Walker pled guilty to the charges without admitting guilt. (We didn't realize that was a possibility.)
He is scheduled to be sentenced in January 2015 and will see no more than four years in state prison, followed by three years of post release supervision.