Man who took underage girl across state lines to engage in sex indicted for another molestation incident

Jason Arlis Johnson

The man who admitted earlier this month to having sexual relations with a young Evans teen has been indicted on new child molestation charge involving a second underage girl.


A Richmond County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Jason Johnson, 38, on a single count of child molestation for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014.

Johnson has been in custody since last December when he was found with a 15-year-old Evans teen in Sevierville, Tenn. An Amber Alert was issued two days earlier when the teen disappeared from her home. The day before her disappearance, her relationship with Johnson was revealed during a juvenile court hearing.

Johnson was indicted in Columbia County on multiple counts of child molestation. He was also indicted on the federal charge of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity between August and December 2016. The victim is the same in those cases.

Johnson pleaded guilty to the federal charge on Sept. 14 in U.S. District Court. He faces a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

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