Walnut Creek Police Officer arrested, accused of having sex with a minor

February 17, 2011 12:07 pm · 100 comments

A Walnut Creek Police Officer is free on bail after being arrested earlier this month for having sex with a minor.

CBS5’s Joe Vazquez broke the story, so go on over to their website to view the rest of the story.

This is the second cop to be arrested in the last few weeks in our area. Yesterday, Norm Wielsch with the County Narcotic Enforcement Team was arrested on drug dealing charges.

photo: City of Walnut Creek

1 Sherri February 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Vial and disgusting. Nice people we have protecting our citizens. What has this world come to when the ones we trust to protect us and our children are the ones hurting them?

2 ChampagneKitty February 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Um….wow

3 momof4teens February 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Sad and i’m glad he got caught.

4 Dirt Bag February 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM

General population please.

5 DUHmb February 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Which sworn public servant will be (caught and successfully prosecuted?)next?

Kudos to those who ethically uphold the law, lead by example and respect the rights of all.

6 2busymom February 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Wow, let’s see, we now have sex, drugs, I guess rock n roll is next, but that might not be a bad thing.

But seriously, I guess being a woman, I have a difficult time understanding the need for sex driving men to do horrible things. Sex trafficking of young girls is rampant, public officials have ruined careers and lives over it. Is the momentary thrill worth it? How do these men separate the humanity of their victims from that of their wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc? I seriously doubt any of them would approve of their underage daughter being sold for sex.

I suppose it has to be an illness at this level, because a normal man would not behave this way. So, so sad.

7 NiteMom February 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

I hate to say this but I had to look up his age. If he was a young kid, I wouldnt be as upset as I am now knowing the man is 45!!

I hope they fry his ass! He is lucky he is on bail.

8 jojo February 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM

My first thought is the girl lied about her age, as young girls do for men.
My second thought is, don’t let one person’s action affect what you think of the Walnut Creek Police Dept. There are a few whacko’s in every job.

9 anon February 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Interesting link, Wallace was the officer to contact in another underage case:
http://www.fugitive.com/archives/11191

10 Lee White February 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Kinda strange that he was arrested February 3 and we’re just now hearing about it. Don’t reporters make daily court house rounds anymore? Probably not. Once again, I’m setting the bar too high. Oh, well. This guy will probably get to retire and cash in on CALPERS. His union will file grievance after grievance until he’s reinstated with back pay like the assistant district attorney was. There’s one set of rules for US and another set of rules for THEM.

11 Shadydesi925 February 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Wow this is same dirtbag cop that gave me a DUI a few ago! Praise the lord they lock him up, and I can get my case dropped!!

I hate the fact he’s out on bail already!! Hope he doesn’t have to show up for work, I have my court date next week!

12 George Newman February 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Glad to see these cops finally getting busted. If we could pay them more money then maybe they’ve double think everything they have to lose by making a mistake. No more side deals either. That’s the answer more money for the cops!

13 anon February 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Sixteen will get you twenty.

Let’s see what is going to happen to the officer:

Placed on Administrative leave pending termination.
Booked and released at jail, fingerprinted, photographed.
DA will file charges.
Big fat attorney fee.
Will lose his job and pay.
Court appearance, possible plea or no contest.
Jail time in Alameda County (venue from Contra Costa) or
Electronic Home Detention. Will be in “Protective Custody”.
Will have to be a 290 Registrant (Sex Offender).
Gets on the Megans Law sex offender web site.
May lose his house
If married, may lose that also.

FOR WHAT? Having SEX with a teenager.

How did this guy pass the background and psychological tests to become a cop?

Of, innocent until proven otherwise, but most of the above list will happen.
Certainly, he will never be a cop again.

14 Football Dad February 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM

It seems all cops are corrupt.

15 ted and oliver February 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Its really not that bad. Wait for the rest of the story to come out.

@ shadydesi925- please, I hope your dui sticks!

16 Antioch Mama February 17, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Boy! Mr Joe is on top of all the good stories isn’t he? ;-)

So Mayor…what do you think of doing an Antiburg.com?? LoL might be hard to keep up with all the crime on that one…

17 anon February 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM

@11 Shadydesi925

You lucky. Ask attorney. Officer cannot testify against you. Bad for you driving drunk, but you will skate on this one. You have rights, and looks like you can’t receive a fair trial. Jury would not like sex-with kid cop.

That is why “if you lie, you die” is the rule for cops. Internal Affairs will fire you. You can never testify in court if you are on record as a liar, crook, thief, or sex with kid cop.

18 SPAZiAM February 17, 2011 at 12:50 PM

I cannot believe my eyes. He taught “Character Counts” to my daughter’s 5th grade class last year. I would really like to hear that none of the charges are legit but I guess it’s too late for that.

19 Check point 5 February 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Shadidesi925, you’re the dirtbag if you are drinking and driving. It doesn’t matter who wrote you up.

20 Radar February 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Joe Vasquez rocks! Great job in covering Joe!

21 kate February 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM

@ # 11… Sorry to be the one to say it, but if you decide to take the responsibility of driving while under the influence, you should be prepared to suffer the consequences..

& As for creeper police man, that’s pretty disgusting. 45 and having sex with little girls? Come on now, it is NOT hard to pick up women at a bar.

22 Reality says... February 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Who would have guessed I would be able to cut and paste the same response to anothert officer related topic in one week.

– – – –

Reality says… February 16, 2011 at 2:39 PM
When I hear stories like this I wonder if there shouldn’t be additional time added to the sentence.
Police are held to a higher standard, and when they break the laws they are paid and trusted to protect, there has to be a higher penalty IMO.

– – – –

But I’ll add…being arrested for being “accused” of inappropriate relations with a minor means you were putting yourself in questionable situations. As a cop, you should know better, and thus you should have a higher punishment.

23 Bagger February 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Seems to me his charges have nothing to do with being stupid enough to get caught driving drunk. Try AA, before you kill some innocent bystander.

24 Anon February 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Sorry shadydesi925 but his actions in this case should not give you a free pass on a DUI charge! People like you KILL other innocent people! You need your just desserts as much as he needs his!!!!!!

25 ACC February 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM

A sad week for LE.

26 Captain Concord February 17, 2011 at 1:09 PM

One of the comments says they live together… what’s the story there?

“Tell the whole news story. She is 17 and lives w/ the guy and still does.”

27 Ian February 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Don’t they have psychological screens on LEO’s?
I hear they do to pass CA Bar, but then again, look at the lawyers around us.

28 anonamom February 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

A comment on the other site says she is 17 and lives with him and is still there.

Is she his live in girlfriend–live in babysitter–exchange student? Is there a wife—–Hmmmm?

Was Butler & Assoc involved in this one too….

29 to Shadydesi925 February 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

To Shadydesi925:

You’re a drunk, you deserve the DUI. Don’t try to play the system, your DUI case has nothing to do with the case pending against Mr. Wallace. You’re a dumbass. You shouldn’t ever drive again – people like you kill innocent people on the road when you drink and drive.

30 Ian February 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Even worse…
From http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_17414548

“Wallace, who worked as a Walnut Creek juvenile officer and was once the department’s liaison on Megan’s Law”

31 bduns February 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

yeah, he sounds like a real dirtbag for getting a drunk out from behind the wheel. I hope he stays out on bail long enough to finish the job he seems to have correctly started on you.

32 No Excuses February 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Wow—-just wondering. Was he a Detective in ’09, and giving out DUIs in ’10?

If so, what else has this bad boy been up to lately—or do Detectives do street patrol too?

33 Buck Million February 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM

This is interesting. Comment made from article on CBS5:

oliver
Tell the whole news story. She is 17 and lives w/ the guy and still does.

If this is true and he still lives with her ….what’s up with that? I think NiteMom saw the same comment because the first thing I wanted to know was his age. If he was some 23 yr old this wouldn’t be a big deal to me. BTW, is sexual intercourse with a minor 17 yrs old without force consensual sex? I know it’s unlawful either way. The other charges were oral copulation (If she was 18 we would call that foreplay) and dissuading a witness.

You think the witness is her? Maybe a fight occurred and she turned him in? Just curious.

In the end, the dude is 45, he knew it was illegal and he got caught. Stupid and he needs to pay the price but from what we know now I’m not going to say “fry his ass” yet. Now, the drug enforcement commander … they can and should fry his ass.

34 Roid Rage February 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

He will be very popular in prison if convicted….

35 JEROME February 17, 2011 at 1:34 PM

“If we could pay them more money then maybe they’ve double think everything they have to lose by making a mistake. No more side deals either. That’s the answer more money for the cops!”

Most make a 6 figure salary, retire @ 90% & free medical for life– some departmnets give them their gun for free..they get paid enough — the cities can not afford them now..get real

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36 wcmom February 17, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Amen, Anon, Bagger and Ted and Oliver.

37 anyone else see? February 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM

the comment on the link the mayor gave?
she’s 17 and still living with him?

sounds like her parents should be in some trouble too…

that’s gross, 17 and 45….way to take advantage of a little girl.
pick on someone your own age…

38 margie r. February 17, 2011 at 1:43 PM

This is just the a small example of the immorality these officers practise and get away with. Give me a desrespectful, mean and pushy asshole cop and I’ll show you one thats guilty of crimes worse than yours. And aren’t most of them real jerks? “To protect and serve” is nothing but a joke now adays.

39 Protect and Serve? February 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM

What a joke. And we are suppose to trust these people? Not saying all cops are crooked, but there definitely is a good amount out there. I say the crooked outweigh the good in numbers.

40 shadydesi925 February 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

hey guys we’re talking about a sick pedophile cop, why are you guys turning this on me!! just called my lawyer and he said “you just won the lotto!”

HAHAHAHA

41 Jack February 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Sherri, are all teachers pedifiles because of a few select individuals who chose to have sex with minors? Why are you classifying all that all cops in this category-“Nice people we have protecting our citizens.”

Football dad, not all cops are corrupt and if they are, please share with me who you know in law enforcement is corrupt. Other than the two individuals in the news the past two days that have broken the law, there are plenty of other people in other professions who break the law everyday. It’s unfortunate that a few bad apples ruin it for the rest of the cops who do their job everyday to protect people like you!

George Newman, your just clueless…hmmm, sounds like you got all the answers, pay cops more money. News flash, cops are human too and make bad decisions like everyone else. How about pay teachers more money so they won’t have sex with minors…your really on to something!

shadydesi925, your to stupid to figure out that you shouldn’t drink and drive and want to blame someone else for your poor decisions!

Hello people, there are two sides to every story, obviously all the cop haters out there don’t care and again would rather make this a “profession” thing rather than realize he is human and made the wrong decision. I can’t wait for the other side of the story to come out! Innocent until proven guilty…

42 JEROME February 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM

“Tell the whole news story. She is 17 and lives w/ the guy and still does.”

Like the Chief at WCPD would allow this to go on– get real — he is probably as embarassed as any cop around here & real pissed also.

43 Oh No February 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Was so saddened to read this. I normally have a very high opinion of WCPD who I think does a great job of keeping us safe and are very responsive to the citizens of Walnut Creek. I can only hope that 99% of the WCPD think this is shocking and just plain wrong. Were other officers aware of his living arrangements?

44 anon February 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

@24 Jerome:
“Most make a 6 figure salary, retire @ 90% & free medical for life– some departmnets give them their gun for free..they get paid enough — the cities can not afford them now..get real”

Point – most do not make $100K. Look at the web sites, and CC Times salary database for police and fire. Most make about $65K.
Point – the retirement is “3 @ 50 ” ..most never come close to 90%. More like 65 -70%. The figures thrown out ASSUME you got hired at 21. Most get hired after 25 or even 30.
Point – Medical for life? Walnut Creek pays nothing to medical after retirement. Officers retired have to buy their own. The Sheriff’s Department retiree has to pay whatever the current person pays. No exceptions.
Point – the city has to provide all safety equipment (radio, gun, vest, first set of uniforms *all others are paid for by officer). Gun for life, you have to buy it upon retirement, or give it back. If issued, it belongs to the agency.
Most service guns are sold to the retiree (who wants to keep the gun he carried all those years) for about $600 bucks.

All that aside, this is about a cop who used to be the Crimes Against Children Detective, who is now in a world of poop over sex with a minor.

.

45 anonoman February 17, 2011 at 2:14 PM

When it rains, it pours.

Here’s a question…Mr. Mayor, chime in if you can…

If an officer, politician, etc. sworn to uphold the constitution and minor laws egregiously breaks the law ala Tom Delay, Charley Rangel, Drug Cop, this douche…is it Treason? Punishable by death?

46 @Shadydesi925 February 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM

You’re an idiot….. and I’m SURE that is what your lawyer said…… Loser.

47 Bagger February 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Shadydesi925,
If that’s true, the family of the person you kill while driving drunk will live to regret it. SHAME and a POX on you.

48 Nut Creek February 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I must say Concord has the best PD. Concord police are some of the nicest men and women you would ever have the pleasure to meet. They are fair and don’t get their panties in a wad over the small stuff. WC PD are without a doubt the worst!! They are the most uptight jerks with some sort of small man’s complex that you will ever have the displeasure of meeting.

49 ConcordCatLady February 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

If he winds up in jail he’s not only a cop but a pedofile…

50 AKBAR February 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

CAN’T TRUSS IT. SMDH!

51 Bar Hoppin Romeo February 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Hi Kate,

We can always learn something from the experiences of others, no matter how unfortunate the situation. It is a good thing these bad apples are being removed. Good cops do not deserve to work along side people playing both sides of the fence. They should always demand ID.

So I am wondering if you or anyone can suggest some good bars in the CC County Area where a 45 year old male has a decent, fair-to-middlin’ chance of scoring? TIA for the advice on TA. This is good information to have as I visit CC County a lot. I promise not to drink and drive, just lookin’ for special ladies.

52 Role Models February 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Police bashing.
I don’t like corruption and I hope these punks get what they deserve but to show that I am not a complete Di*K, I want to praise a Concord Officer I met back in the day.
There was a Policeman named Angelo Bracco, I think, who was really helpful to a lot of us kids growing up. I think he’s retired and I don’t remember him ever getting mixed up in anything bad. He would talk to us like we were human beings. He was a tough looking cop but he was cool and I’ll just never forget him listening to teens and young adults without dismissing us.

Now, that said… Lets fry some bad apples!

53 JEROME February 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM

“Point – most do not make $100K. Look at the web sites, and CC Times salary database for police and fire. Most make about $65K.
Point – the retirement is “3 @ 50 ” ..most never come close to 90%. More like 65 -70%. The figures thrown out ASSUME you got hired at 21. Most get hired after 25 or even 30.
Point – Medical for life? Walnut Creek pays nothing to medical after retirement. Officers retired have to buy their own. The Sheriff’s Department retiree has to pay whatever the current person pays. No exceptions.
Point – the city has to provide all safety equipment (radio, gun, vest, first set of uniforms *all others are paid for by officer). Gun for life, you have to buy it upon retirement, or give it back. If issued, it belongs to the agency.
Most service guns are sold to the retiree (who wants to keep the gun he carried all those years) for about $600 bucks.”

All of the above is true for Concord PD–maybe not for WCPD –this is why a few of them have left WCPD & switched over to CPD.

54 Ian February 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM

17 and 45?!?!?!
This guy is sick!
I was hoping to at least hear he was 21, not that that makes it ok, but 45?!?!?

55 The Dude February 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM

shadydesi925 = morally bankrupt

56 billy bob February 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Nut Creek has to be making a joke. Unless he has lived under a rock for the past year or so. Does sexual harassment lawsuits ring a bell? AND the PD lost!!!

57 To NutCreek February 17, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Interesting, have not found this to be the case at all. WCPD has always been very responsive and helpful in my 10 years here in WC. They have a dynamite Neighborhood Watch program, helpful crime blog with up-to-date info, and if you call the police station, law enforcments responds quickly and courteously. Sorry to hear your interactions have been negative with WCPD

58 Spearheadmon February 17, 2011 at 3:15 PM

This is a big black eye for Walnut Creek PD. Chief time to pull up your boot straps and reel the team in for a serious talk.

59 lewis February 17, 2011 at 3:22 PM

nutcrrek

couldn’t of said it better myself, they have to be the most overpaid bunch of amateurs i’ve ever seen, not to mention pathetic

60 2busymom February 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

@shadydesi925,
No one can “give” you a DUI, you have to earn that one yourself!

61 do as I say, not as I do.. February 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM

ah… the few, the proud, the hypocrites.

62 Mr. Anon E. Mouse February 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Another case of the fox in charge of the hen house. Whoever’s in charge of these investigations needs to continue digging. There’s plenty more where these guys came from. Hint: Look higher up the ladders.

63 me February 17, 2011 at 4:51 PM

good one 2busymom #60

64 opps. February 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM

hmmm what a trip. I had to report to this guy and all alone he was porking a young em. Well now he’ll be doing what I have to do. To bad. He was pretty cool too. That sweet young stuff will get you in trouble. 18-25 maybe a little older. i’m in my 40’s . You in trouble though Shawn. They must of snunk you in at Martinez but now that the news is out you a mark man. Not for the crime but for being an ex-cop doing that shit. What the hell were you thinking? Didn’t you learn anything through your work?

65 anon February 17, 2011 at 5:10 PM

2busymom.,
The sex drive in a male is on the level of a woman wanting children or the perfect wedding. It’s strong & as bad as the Aunt Flow time of the month.
Not making excuses for this dude. Sometimes the drive and thoughts are so strong, once get release you can focus on your job or hobby again.

It can be as strong as the desire to eat food because you’re hungry.

66 Atticus Thraxx February 17, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Don’t know what’s up with that. Ever spend time around a 17 y/o female? I’d rather eat broken glass. Annoying doesn’t even begin to describe. And hygiene…not so important these days apparently. Damn I’m old.

67 Rob February 17, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Ironic that the photo of the presumed scumbag was in front of kids who completed a course called “Character Counts”…

68 Brian February 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Ted and Oliver your a moron! there is more to this story and it is all bad! WTF do you mean by “Its really not that bad” Your fricken idiot!

69 Nicole February 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM

@ shady #11. You’re a scuzz too. Karma will find your ass. You wont be off the hook as much as you think. The evidence for your DUI will get your sorry self convicted. This forum has no room for drunks like you.
Good Day.

70 Equal Rights February 17, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Try looking into Concord Officials/Management and see what you find? Susprises around every corner. I guess commom folks really aren’t as screwed up as preceived- KEEP LOOKING AND WATCHING. I can show you several and PLAN to show you more as the game continues. Watch out city management!! Your time is comming.

71 Bob February 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Michael Litton Teacher At Miramonte High School In Orinda Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student

this was investigated by this guy this could effect all his cases

http://www.fugitive.com/archives/11191

72 annoymous February 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM

another blow for walnut creek! walnut creek citizens always believe they are better than everyone well how do you feel about having a cop sex offender working for your community. do you guys have something to say now? not saying all cops are bad but for this to happen out of walnut creek just goes to show you that not all that shines is gold.

73 no problem February 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM

He was a great cop! the girl obviously lied about her age. they probably got into a fight and he wouldnt give up anymore dough and i dont mean doughnuts and she told the police. i feel bad for the guy.

74 anonmtz February 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
75 Cop Dad February 17, 2011 at 7:18 PM

…”It seems all cops are corrupt.”

It seems all Football Dads are stupid…!!

76 Rob February 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM

“He was a great cop! the girl obviously lied about her age.”

I would’ve thought a cop with 20 years of experience would known how to ask for ID…

77 So what February 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Oh come on, if the other person were from 1-8 years old I might be concerned but lets face it kids 9-17 years old are having sex all the time. The story said it was not forced so it sound like everyone was enjoying themselves.

I thought we are living in a modern society where people can agree to do whatever they want in the bedroom and it’s no one else’s business. Be it boy boy, girl girl, or boy girl, it’s all good. Police need sex too.

78 Jim February 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM

I think it is curious that this would not even have been a crime in many if not most states. The age of consent varies from state to state – in some states it is as young as 14. Check out this link to see what different states think about how old boys and girls can be to legally consent to sex –

http://www.webistry.net/jan/consent.html

79 Offtheheezay February 17, 2011 at 8:29 PM

This is wrong in so many levels, sadly I know this man..

80 anon February 17, 2011 at 8:39 PM

From KTVU:
“Wallace met the 17-year old woman while he was working as a detective investigating her sexual assault case.

Wallace’s attorney Michael Rains said last year, that the then 17-year old girl moved into the detective’s home because her living situation was unbearable.

“This woman who is now 18-years old is still staying with him is an indication that there is no abuse of power,” Rains said.

On Feb. 3, Wallace was questioned by investigators and that’s when he admitted to the inappropriate relationship. He then resigned from the police department and was arrested, Rains said.”

81 bb February 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM

17 year old girls know what they are doing, just like 17 year old boys do.
when a female teacher has sex with her student, she gets slapped on the wrist for this crap. hes not a friggin pedophile, pedos like CHILDREN
jesus christ people

82 some guy February 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Cops are just like everybody else, some good, some bad. Concord had the same problem years ago with a cop and a female explorer scout. Hopefully he will get some of that sweet “tip a cop” $ for bail….

What? It was a joke…

83 Dastardly Dan February 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM

What a worm. Why would a seventeen year old get involved with a 45 year old cop> Daddy issues I guess. Hope his career is ruined and his wife leaves him. Pig.Not cop pig I mean pig in general

84 David Molstad February 17, 2011 at 9:41 PM

It is all about character, or in this case, the lack there of….

85 Draw the line February 17, 2011 at 9:51 PM

This is where we draw the line. People in authority must accept a higher standard of behavior than the average member of the public.

If you aren’t willing to play by the rules, then resign. Police Officers, Managers, Politicians, Priests, Rabbi’s, Teachers, Parole Officers – they should all have to take a yearly required course on appropriate and inappropriate behavior. The course needs to be taught by the boss in person, not some video or silly sign-off form. In turn, the boss should get the same lesson from their boss, and the CEO should get it from the BOD.

Even good people can stray, but it will happen less frequently if you regularly remind them of their duties, responsibilities, and the DIRE consequences for just one lapse of good judgement.

86 key point... February 17, 2011 at 10:09 PM

If the statements @80 are correct, then theres a huge problem…

Its bad enough that he’s 45 and shes 17…the bigger problem is the way he met her…it seems to me he took advantage of a vulernable girl who was a possible victim of a sex crime

87 WC resident February 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM

“This woman who is now 18-years old is still staying with him is an indication that there is no abuse of power,”

I disagree with that. 1) He’s a veteran cop and detective. He can run rings (or doughnuts) around an 18-year old. Especially one that’s had the abuse history this young woman has had.

2) His initial contact and relationship with her was as a law enforcement officer. To those that claim “she lied about her age” the answer is “no way.” He knew exactly who she was, her age, etc.

As there’s a more than three year gap between Shawn Wallace and the victim it’ll be a wobbler that can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.

88 Geo girl February 18, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I remember a couple yeas ago seeing graffiti in Walnut Creek calling one of the police officers a pedophile. Now I wonder if it had to do with this guy.

89 claytoncate February 18, 2011 at 2:11 AM

@bb – I have to disagree with you. Lots of (notice I’m not saying all) 17-year-old kids *think* they know what they’re doing, but let’s be real about risky behavior at that age. They often think they’re invincible and often don’t look at the bigger picture when making decisions. If this girl met Sean Wallace because he was investigating her sexual assault case, then he was an adult in a position of authority and she was an emotionally vulnerable underage female. I say he abused his authority by taking advantage of her sexually. It’s almost stereotypical. What he did was immoral.

90 Chaz February 18, 2011 at 6:02 AM

Very disturbing but not surprising! Read somewhere that the line between right and wrong gets far more blurred when you’re exposed to the mass stresses associated with and the routine conscious mental preparation for violence. Like the kid that plays violent vidoe games all day– there is a certain level of desensitization and detachment.

91 To WC Resident February 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Well said! Huge imbalance of power between an abused 17 year old and a trained law enforcement officer of 45 years. I am a big fan of WCPD, but think this officer should be charged with all possible felonies. Utter violation of public trust. WCPD has an opportunity here to show they do not condone this type of immorality and hope they take it.

92 Dirt Bag February 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Walnut Creek Pedophile Department? Freeze! WCPD! Drop your panties!

How about officer Rodriguez of the 90’s? A WCPD officer who had sex with a young gal in his cruiser…

93 Newman February 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Back in the late 80’s a Pleasant Hill cop was busted for the same thing. But I think in that case the girl was 14. Anyone remember that?

94 Rob February 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Is he a pedophile? No, not if the girl was 17.

Did he break the law if he had sex with a 17 year old girl? Yes

The law, I believe, is fairly clear on the age of sexual consent, particularly when the guy is older.

Further more the guy is a cop – he knows the law.

And – if he had this girl move in with him – while he was investigating a sexual crimes against in which she was the victim – sorry – but that is just extra creepy.

95 Jim Beam February 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Capitol punishment to good for him let him out in prison with the general population there.they would love to meet him. dirtbag

96 girley February 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Thousands of police officers out there and we read about a handfull of bad ones. I know the day I called 911 and the police came I was thankful they came. Why don’t we ask “where the girls parents are” Hopefully some of you can be picked for the jury of these corrupt officers. There are alot of very honest officers out there protecting my family as well as yours. Who cares how much money they make. You are all jumping on a band wagon and getting very side tracked.

97 Lady Britannia February 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM

#65 said, “The sex drive in a male is on the level of a woman wanting children or the perfect wedding.Sometimes the drive and thoughts are so strong, once get release you can focus on your job or hobby again.”

What!!?? You ARE giving this nimrod an excuse for his sick behavior. Just because YOU may want to hump a Camel all day, doesn’t make it right. You realize you’ve got a problem and you get a hold of yourself. You put your flaccid, wee one back in your trousers and you march yourself into therapy before you are on the I Humped a Camel registrant’s list…….

98 jim February 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Yeah I remember Officer Rodriguez. He was fornicating with 14 and 15 year old girls in the backs of police cars. Didn’t he also steal drugs from the evidence room? Total dirt bag.

What 45 year old cop allows a 17 or 18 year old girl to live with him, bangs her, and tries to convince others he’s helping her.

Bubba’s gonna be banging you now son!

99 Just A Couple Things... February 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM

To Football Dad: You are a tool. It would be wrong for me just to hunt you down for sport…so, instead, I hope my kid’s team plays your kid’s team…obviously same result.

To Kate: You are a sport. Where can we meet for drinks?

100 Stupid Lady Britannia February 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Once again, another poster not reading what was written and jumping or their ignorant High horse.
“Not making excuses for this dude”.
Was the line in post #65. Your hatred for men passed all that up in order to destroy ALL men for having a drive to pursue a witch like yourself.
I’m sure you would be a proponent of public drinking water having some estrogen added along with the fluoride to combat the effects of testosterone.

You strike me as one that has many cats. Good luck attacking and hating men – it will be a lonely life.

And PS – It’s not a Problem, it’s what keeps the gene pool going.

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