District Attorney Asa Skinner reported the sentencing of Michael Lee Walls of Midway, Georgia, for sex crimes committed in Vernon Parish.

District Attorney Asa Skinner reported the sentencing of Michael Lee Walls of Midway, Georgia, for sex crimes committed in Vernon Parish.

On March 23, 2017, after a four-day jury trial, Walls, 65, received a verdict of “guilty as charged” for the offenses of "molestation of a juvenile, and "indecent behavior with a juvenile."

Walls was sentenced for his crimes on May 24, 2017, before Honorable Judge Scott Westerchil. He was sentenced to serve 18 years hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for the offense of “molestation of a juvenile.”

Walls was also sentenced to serve 18 years hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for the offense of “indecent behavior with a juvenile.”

These sentences are to be consecutive to each other for a total of 36 years. These sentences are also to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.