WATERLOO — The ex-boyfriend of a mother whose child died earlier this month has admitted to violating a protective order keeping him from contacting her.

Walter Cordell Williams, 23, admitted to violating a no-contact order during a brief hearing Monday attended by two Waterloo Police Department investigators and Black Hawk County Attorney Brian Williams, the county’s chief prosecutor.

Walter Williams, no relation to the prosecutor, is barred from contacting Danielle Harris because of a domestic abuse conviction stemming from an October incident.

Police allege Walter Williams contacted Harris through text messages and being at the same West Mullan Avenue home with her. The contact came to light after Walter Williams called 911 on July 8 to report Harris’s 4-year-old son, Jaheem Harris, had become unresponsive at the home.

Police said they were called to a possible drowning in a bathtub.

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The child was later pronounced dead, and the results of the autopsy haven’t been finalized, police said.

At the time, police arrested Walter Williams for violating the restraining order and for allegedly missing a court date, and his bond was initially set at $1 million.

Following Monday’s admission, Walter Williams was sentenced to up to 90 days in jail and court costs with credit for time served. The sentence began immediately.

Police continue to investigate the child’s death.

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