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  • What was she thinking? Teen party mom in spotlight.

    I don't think she is completely at fault here but she definitely contributed to the problem. She didn't force the teens to go to the party. She didn't force them to drink alcohol. She did force them to leave. She is damned lucky no one was killed.

    There were a lot of stories on this. Feel free to click on the links. I apologize for the length and date of the article.

    My condolences to her husband, an Atwater Police Officer, who is now going through divorce proceedings with her.

    Parents need to keep a better eye on what their kids are getting into.

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    Last Updated: March 2, 2007, 03:45:00 AM PST

    A Grayson mother accused of having sexual relations with two teenage boys after a strip poker game and of providing beer to several teens later injured in a car crash encountered more drama outside the courtroom than inside Thursday morning.
    There was little legal action during a brief hearing in Stanislaus County Superior Court, but the spectacle Anna Walker's appearance created took on a life of its own.

    She was originally identified as Anna Walker-Vogt by authorities, but court records now identify her as Anna Walker.

    Inside the courtroom, a defense attorney said he is waiting for investigative materials from the district attorney's office, including recorded telephone calls and a copy of his client's computer hard drive, which was confiscated during a search of her home.

    In the hallway and outside the downtown Modesto courthouse, Walker was trailed by television cameras from three Sacramento stations and a photographer from The Bee.

    The mother of three, who is married to an Atwater police officer, came to court alone. But she was accompanied by Deputy Public Defender Geoffrey Canty as she left.

    She said the situation has been "stressful" but offered little more comment. According to court records, her husband filed for divorce Jan. 30.

    Walker was not spotted coming to the courthouse, leaving the media and a spokesman for six families whose children attended the parties wondering how she got into the second-floor courtroom.

    Her defense attorney asked a bailiff to let Walker into the courtroom early. Walker was sitting in the courtroom when a bailiff unlocked the door to the public and members of the alleged victims' families.

    Preferential treatment?

    Gilbert Minjares, a spokesman for the families, said Walker seemed to benefit from preferential treatment.

    "I was just as surprised as you were," he told a crowd of reporters. "It was kind of interesting."

    During a brief hearing, Deputy District Attorney Nate Baker said it will take some time to copy Walker's confiscated hard drive, so Judge Hurl Johnson told Walker she must return to court March 29.

    Next, the judge told his bailiff to move camera crews out of the hallway before Walker left his courtroom.

    "I want that camera moved or you take that camera," Johnson said.

    Walker waited with her defense attorney, while Baker conferred with Minjares and some family members. The cameras had moved down the hallway when she left, but followed her outside and down the block.

    Under California law, judges decide whether they will allow cameras into the courtroom, but courthouse hallways are public places.

    Two parties

    Allegations against Walker stem from two incidents, with a Dec. 2 party allegedly involving strip poker and sex coming to light after investigators started looking into a Jan. 19 rollover accident on Highway 33 south of Westley.

    Authorities say Walker picked up several teenagers after a Patterson High School basketball game, then took them to her home on Minnie Street, where she provided alcohol.

    They further allege that Walker gave an 18-year-old $50 to drive a group of teens home sometime after 2 a.m., kicking them out because her husband was on his way home from work.

    The teen crashed about four miles away, injuring himself and a dozen youngsters.

    Walker, 35, was arrested Jan. 26 and has pleaded not guilty.

    She is charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy, which carries a possible sentence of up to three years in prison, and unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old boy, which carries up to four years in prison.

    She also is charged with 12 counts of child endangerment, felonies that carry up to six years in prison.

    And she is charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, a misdemeanor that carries up to of six months in jail.

    The next step in the case would be a preliminary hearing, where a prosecutor outlines a case and a judge decides whether a defendant should be held for trial.

    Parent waits for outcome

    The judge told attorneys to share information and discuss a possible plea deal.

    "Let's get this taken care of and either resolve this case or set it for preliminary hearing," Johnson said.

    A mother of one of the boys who attended the Jan. 19 party came to court and spoke with reporters afterward. She said she is eager to see the case move forward, but understands that legal proceedings take time.

    The Bee is not naming her because of the nature of the allegations.

    "As a parent, I think it's a little slow," she said. "But everything has a process. We just have to bear with the process."

    To comment, click on the link with this story at Bee staff writer Susan Herendeen can be contacted at [email protected] or 578-2338.

    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

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    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres PD.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres PD.

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