Kent County Youth Worker Charged With Molesting Boy

Kent County authorities charged 42-year-old Rene Walbeck of Galena, an employee at a county youth center, with inappropriate sexual contact. Walbeck faces three counts of sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of sexual conduct with a minor while confined. The investigation began in October when Kent County Social Services contacted KBI about a possible sexual abuse case. The victim revealed the two were in some kind of sexual activity from late August until the end of September. Walbeck is free on her own recognizance. There is no word as to whether the victim is still confined in the system.