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Former North Tonawanda Girl Scout leader to serve 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two child victims


Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:05 am

Submitted by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Marty M. Walton of North Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 15 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

Between March 27, 2020, and May 9, 2020, the defendant engaged in sexual conduct with two children at a location in the Town of Amherst. The defendant previously worked as a Scout leader for Girls Scouts of Western New York. Both victims were known to the defendant.

Walton pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree (class “B” violent felony) and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree (class “D” violent felonies) on Aug. 24, 2022.

Yesterday, Justice Haendiges issued final orders of protection on behalf of both victims, which remain in effect until 2063.

DA Flynn commended Det. James Doane of the Amherst Police as well as detectives Michelle Day and Timothy Bakula of the North Tonawanda Police Department for their work in this investigation. Flynn also commended ECDA victim advocate Nicole Haffa, BestSelf Child Advocacy Center, Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, and Bikers Against Child Abuse for their work in this case.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Lynette M. Reda of the special victims/domestic violence bureau.

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