Update: According to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, wanted suspect, Lawrence Walker III, has been located. We thank the public for their assistance.

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are on the hunt for a man facing child sex charges.

Lawrence Anthony Walker, 22, is wanted on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of sex offense by a person in a parental role.

He was charged in September last year after it came to light that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a female acquaintance who was 6 during the time of the crimes and 16 when they were reported.

Lawrence is described as a white male who stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information concerning Walker’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Paul Alkire at the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crimestoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crimestoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crimestoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.