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Calvert man’s sentencing on sex charge postponed


Derrick Wayne Walton

Prince Frederick, MD - A Calvert County man who pleaded guilty to charges connected to alleged inappropriate encounters with two children last October had his sentencing in Circuit Court reset for late March. The decision to delay the sentencing of defendant Derrick Wayne Walton, 32 of Prince Frederick, was announced Tuesday, Jan. 15. On Oct. 26, Walton pleaded guilty to one count each of fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. Both charges are misdemeanors.

The incident allegedly occurred in October 2017. After an investigation by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office yielded probable cause, Walton was arrested in February 2018 and indicted by a grand jury the following month. In two separate indictments, Walton was originally indicted on two counts each of third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, contact; and second-degree assault; and one count each of third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, contact; and second-degree assault.

In court documents, Detective Justin Livingston stated that during an interview following his arrest, “Mr. Walton stated he has short-term memory loss from a heart attack he suffered. Mr. Walton also stated he suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder. I asked Mr. Walton if he was ever diagnosed with DID and he stated no. I believe Mr. Walton was attempting to come up with a defense to his actions. Mr. Walton stated he has never been diagnosed with any disorder by a medical doctor.”

Walton has been represented in court by Luke Woods of the Office of the Public Defender. The defendant was released on $10,000 bond last year. A presentence investigation was ordered for Walton after he entered his guilty pleas. His sentencing has been tentatively reset for March 25 in Calvert County Circuit Court.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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