Convicted sex offender back in Andy jailPublished 12:00am Friday, November 8, 2013
A convicted sex offender from Andalusia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing a child under 12.
Cory Andrew Walden, 27, was convicted in 2008 of raping a 15-year-old girl in Crenshaw County; however, he is now accused of raping a female juvenile.
Covington County Sheriff’s investigator Ted Motley said Walden “spent the night at a residence where children were living, which is where the offense occurred.”
“This is a prime example of why we have registration in Alabama,” Motley said. “It’s so that we can do our best to make sure these situations do not occur. Had Mr. Walden followed the law, he would have never been in the position to commit this new crime.”
Walden is also charged with failure to register as a convicted sex offender and violation of probation.
Under Alabama law, sex offenders are prohibited from living within 2,000 feet of a school or childcare facility, and, if a person’s conviction involves children, no children can live in the household.
“And generally speaking, ‘live with a child’ includes spending the night,” Motley said.
Offenders are required to re-register their address and place of employment every quarter.
Walden is currently being held in the Covington County Jail without bond.
A searchable database of Alabama’s convicted sex offenders can be found at dps.state.al.us.