A leader with the Girl Scouts of Western New York has been accused of sexually abusing 2 children.
North Tonawanda Girl Scout Leader Marty Walton Charged with Sexually Abusing 2 Girls
Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Lawyer Commentary: In the second part of this story, sex abuse victim lawyer Brian Kent discusses the legal rights of sex abuse victims in the Girl Scouts and other youth organizations.
A leader with the Girl Scouts of Western New York has been arrested on sex crime charges for allegedly sexually abusing two girls.
Marty Walton has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The alleged victims are two girls, ages eight and nine.
Walton’s wife Shari was also arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child regarding the same two girls. She was arraigned and released.
Marty Walton was virtually arraigned on Friday afternoon, May 29. He is being held on $20,000 bail.
Amherst Police are continuing to investigate this case. It is not clear at this time if the two girls were members of the Girl Scouts.
A statement from the Girl Scouts is expected sometime Saturday.