Satanic sex defendant out of jail

July 22, 2008 6:02:24 AM PDT
A woman charged in connection with an alleged satanic sex case is out of jail. Joy Johnson,30, posted a $75,000 bond on Friday. Her bail was reduced by Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson during a hearing last week.

Johnson is accused watching and encouraging her husband Joseph Craig, 25, as he beat and caged a 19-year-old man over several months. A 44-year-old woman has accused Craig of rape and kidnapping. Craig faces several charges and remains in the Durham County jail.

According to search warrants, the both couples lived together for several months while participating in bizarre sex rituals as part of a cult. Defense attorneys have denied the alleged victims were held against their will.

Diana Palmer, the third person charged in the case, is accused of hiding items used in the alleged beatings. Palmer is out on bond. Johnson's attorney has denied her involvement in the alleged attacks.


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