Verona man facing rape charges following investigation

Verona man facing rape charges following investigation by State Police and Oneida County Child Advocacy Center

Major Philip T. Rougeux of the New York State Police and Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, announce the arrest of 37-year-old Joseph R. Walker of Verona Beach for one count of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree criminal sex act, both class D felonies.

Walker is accused of having sexual contact with a female under the age of 15. These incidents are alleged to have occurred from 2014 to 2015 within Oneida County. He was held at the Oneida County Jail to await Centralized Arraignment. The victim was offered services through the Oneida County CAC.

The investigation was conducted by State Police Investigator Donald Moore, who is currently assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while also aggressively pursuing the offenders of these crimes.

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