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Dugan P. Walker

 
In an arrest warrant affidavit released by Corinth police, a former softball player at Lake Dallas High School admitted to having sex with her former coach.
 
Dugan P. Walker was arrested Monday and charged with improper relationship between an educator and student. On Aug. 6, Corinth police were notified by a staff member at Lake Dallas High School about a former student who said she had sex with Walker while on the softball team.
 
According to the affidavit, the alleged incident took place in November of 2013 when the student was a senior and Walker was her coach. The student stated that her relationship with Walker was good and “she had built trust with him.” They allegedly exchanged text messages, saying that Walker had been in possession of the student’s number since she was around the 9th or 10th grade. 
 
In August of 2013, the student described the text messages as more sexual and that Walker allegedly began sending messages like“My wife’s not home.” Walker allegedly told the student to delete the messages from him.
 
The student then recalled the alleged incident being Nov. 4, 2013 saying that she was in her car parked watching a soccer game when Walker texted her saying “What are you doing” and “I’m going to swing by.” Walker allegedly met the student in the parking lot where she said he asked “Are we gonna do this?” and that she felt pressured and trapped. 
 
He then suggested they go to his house where she followed separately in her vehicle. While there, she said Walker “made a move,” kissed her and took off her shirt before having sex on the floor. Afterward, the student said she put her clothes back on and they had a short conversation about another player. She then left shortly after. 
 
Following the incident, the student said that Walker “had mentioned it [sexual intercourse] happening again” but the student said she wouldn’t allow it to happen. She explained how Walker would kiss her a few times in the locker room and parking lot after games. The last time was on the softball field after the season was over in April 2014.
 
News of the alleged incident came to light following the student's admittance of the action to a cousin while on a family vacation. Her cousin said that a few months ago, the student confided in her about sleeping with her softball coach. The cousin said they didn’t want to betray the student’s trust but knew the information was important for someone else to know. The student’s mom was then informed and contacted the school district about the allegation.
 
According to the affidavit, Walker denied having any one-on-one time with athletes in the field house. Walker also said he has not spent alone time with students or athletes in his vehicle or in his home, nor did he have any inappropriate relations with students and athletes. 
 
The affidavit also details phone calls made between Walker and the student that were obtained by Corinth police. The calls allegedly occurred between February and December of 2014. Phone records also showed that from August 2013 to September 2014, more than 1,600 text messages were exchanged between Walker and the student. The affidavit explains that “the information is consistent with the time period that the student indicated their contact continued and ended.” 
 
In a statement released shortly after Walker’s arrest, Lake Dallas ISD Superintendent Gayle Stinson said that the allegations were made known to administrators on Aug. 6 and that Walker was immediately placed on administrative leave. Walker has since resigned from the district.
 
“Lake Dallas ISD takes all reports of alleged misconduct seriously and is cooperating
fully with the Corinth Police Department as they continue to investigate this matter,” Stinson said. “As this is an ongoing investigation that involves confidential student and personnel
matters, LDISD cannot provide further information.”
 
Before his time with Lake Dallas High School, Walker worked at Lewisville High School as a teacher and softball coach. Walker posted a bond of $5,000 Monday. Corinth police ask that anyone with additional information on the investigation to contact Investigator M. Merendon at 940-279-1505.
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