Oxford woman pleads guilty in teen sex case

An Oxford woman charged with allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old boy while she was a counselor at a Butler County youth home has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

Jillian Yvonne Walker, 31, of the 5000 block of College Corner Pike, was indicted in February by a Butler County grand jury for sexual battery, a third-degree felony, involving a teen boy.

Walker, who as a resident counselor at Bunker Hill Haven for Boys on Garner Road in Hanover Twp., was accused of engaging in sexual conduct with the teen between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, according to the indictment.

On Tuesday, Walker pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster set sentencing for May 15. The charge carries a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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The sexual conduct allegedly occurred once at Walker’s residence and once at the youth home, according to Butler County prosecutors.

The relationship was consensual, but Walker was charged because of her position at the youth home.

Walker was employed by Bunker Hill Haven as a resident counselor from Aug. 31 to Nov. 4, when she was terminated, according to a prepared statement released by the youth home after her indictment.

“She was terminated on November 4, 2015, the day we first learned of any allegation against her,” a statement from Lori Turner, Bunker Hill director, and Trustee Greg Hull said.

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