Former cop pleads not guilty to having sex with a minor


A former Walnut Creek police detective pleaded not guilty earlier this week to felony statutory rape charges, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

Shawn Wallace, a 45-year-old Walnut Creek resident, pleaded not guilty Monday to one felony count alleging that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl in 2010.

Wallce became acquainted with the girl, now 18, while investigating a case in which she was an assault victim. The two became friends and Wallace helped the girl find a job as well as live in his home.

According to reports, Wallace resigned from his job on Feb. 3, the same day he was arrested, after six years on the Walnut Creek Police force.

If he is convicted of the charges, Wallace could face up to three years in prison. He is scheduled to return to court June 23 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.

Wallace's attorney was not immediately available for comment.

Bay City News Service contributed to this story.


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Posted by Shaughnessy
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm

pish officer, fancy moral compass! I can only feel sorry for the poor young woman, trusting this db when she called the police for help and consequently knowing or unknowing was manipulated by a figure of authority who all the while knew darn well what he was doing..if there be a manual in the law enforcement line of work on how to be a peace officer and do your job with integrity this blighter sure as heck never turned a page. makes you nauseous to think how many vulnerable people are mistreated all the time by people in some position of power. and never get reported or resolution. hope it starts gettin better the life of this lass

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Posted by not_surprised
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

another dirty cop. where does it end? Alleged rapist, pervert, etc. etc. Assaulted by the original perpetrator and then assaulted by the cop who she perceived to be helping her.

Mr. Wallace, let's pretend (as I don't know) you have a 17 year old daughter, and she was violated on as many levels as you allegedly violated this young lady. How would you feel for the rest of your life?

You are a vile man and you will rot in hell, if this is true. My only hope is that you are sentenced to the maximum 3 years (which by the way is absolutely ridiculous), and that your "roommates" violate you in the same manner that you yourself violated this girl, each and every day of your stay.

You should be castrated.

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