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Sports editor charged with sexual assault of minor

February 14, 2019
Ronald Scott Walters (Oktibbeha County jail)

The sports editor at the Mississippi newspaper The Dispatch has been arrested and charged with exploitation of a child, the outlet reported on Wednesday.

Police arrested 47-year-old Ronald Scott Walters on an outstanding warrant after the victim and his parents reported a sexual assault on Nov. 12, The Dispatch said. The boy, who was not named because he’s under 18, said he met Walters in Horn Lake, according to that town’s police Capt. Joseph Keene.


Walters began at The Dispatch as a sports reporter in 2011, the newspaper said, and was promoted to sports editor earlier this month.

As of Wednesday he was being held pending a court appearance later this week.

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