Man charged with sexual abuse

Joseph Johnson

April 20, 2010 6:04:08 AM PDT
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Tuesday that a Raeford man has been arrested for allegedly sexually molesting a child.

Joseph Leroy Johnson, 32, of 137 Oregon Trail, is charged with first degree sex offense on a child, statutory rape, felony child abuse, and crime against nature.

The arrest came after the alleged victim told a teacher and a school social worker about the assaults that began when she was 4-years-old. ABC11 does not identify the victims of sexual assault.

Johnson was being held on $500,000 bond.

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