Former Moundsville Fire Chief Ronald Walker was found guilty of first-degree sexual abuse yesterday.

Walker was accused of sexually abusing a female co-worker on city property.

The prosecution argued that Walker’s taped interview with police should be enough to convict him of first-degree sexual abuse.

Defense Attorney Marty Sheehan said that the victim’s life or well-being was never threatened in any way, and she was not forced into anything.

He faces 1 to 5 years in the penitentiary, and will be sentenced next month.