A Sapulpa man accused of sexting a Grove teenager entered a blind plea on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Christopher James Walden, 30, entered the Delaware County District Court courtroom handcuffed and wearing orange jail clothes, waiving, and smiling to a woman who was later identified as his mother.
He appeared before District Judge Robert Haney where he entered a blind plea to a charge of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16, a felony.
A blind plea has no sentencing agreement with prosecutors; the sentencing is decided by the judge.
Haney found Walden guilty, ordered a pre-sentence investigation and instructed him to return to court Oct. 10 for sentencing.
Law enforcement found 87 pages of text messages exchanged between Walden and the then 15-year-old girl, according to an arrest affidavit.
The teen confessed Walden sent her several photos of his private parts and she sent five nude photographs of herself to Walden, the affidavit states.
In one conversation Walden told the teenager he didn’t want his diet to have an effect on his bodily fluids saying, “I don’t want you finding anything about me repulsive,” the affidavit states.
There were multiple graphic language references about kissing and other sexual activity, the affidavit states.
In another conversation, Walden described “their” bedroom having a “pole” and a “sex swing” and the wall shelves holding sex toys, and “handcuffs” and “whips” and “rings,” the affidavit states.
The victim told authorities she “loved” Walden, and they had only kissed, the affidavit states.