Update – Man Allegedly Pulled Out Child’s Teeth
Updated on Nov. 26, 2013 – The Gallupville man accused of forcibly taking out three teeth from an 8-year-old child was in court on Monday, and his bond was increased from $10,000 to $15,000 and will be back in court on December 10, but there’s a twist in this story. Some of Steven Walker’s family and friends started to speak out in his defense. The story was seen on News 10 ABC. One close friend stated that the little girl, who is mentally handicapped, has a history of pulling at her own teeth and making them bleed.
Walker and his wife, Jessica, became guardians of the girl by wishes from the girl’s former caretaker and also the girl’s late grandmother, who passed away in 2012. The friend also claimed that the girl went to her regular dentist last month, and complained to her guardian of having mouth pain. The dentist examined the girl’s mouth and saw that three of her permanent teeth had been forcibly taken out. That’s when he contacted the Schoharie County Child Protective Services, and then led to the arrest of Walker.
The Walkers have biological children who are now struggling to understand why their this happened to their dad.
I have trouble believing that someone could even think of doing this.
Steven D. Walker is a 34-year-old man from Gallupville who has been charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Child and Felony Assault. He allegedly pulled out an 8-year-old child’s permanent teeth out.
In the story from News 10 ABC, it was noted that the New York State Police were alerted by Schoharie County Child Protective Services. They were notified by a dentist. Walker allegedly forcibly removed the child’s teeth with some sort of a pliers-type tool.
On Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. he’s due back in Wright Town Court.