Man facing child molestation charges in incidents at Halloween attraction

A suspect in one of several alleged sexual abuse incidents reported at Plantation Blood this year was denied bond Wednesday.

 

James J. Johnson, 19, of Augusta has been held in jail since his Nov. 6 arrest for missing a court date in connection with an unrelated criminal case.

According to the warrants accusing Johnson of two counts of child molestation, he exposed himself to a 12-year-old on Oct. 8 and fondled a 13-year-old the same day at the Halloween attraction. Other incidents of alleged unwanted sexual contact was reported by two young men and two other female juveniles, according to earlier reports in The Augusta Chronicle.

Chief Judge William D. Jennings III denied Johnson bond Wednesday in Richmond County Magistrate Court during his first court appearance on the child molestation charges.

In an unrelated case, Johnson was indicted on two counts of robbery and one count of criminal attempt to commit robbery for allegedly threatening three victims on Nov. 17, 2016, and taking property from two of them. Johnson also faces a charge of robbery in a July 22, 2016 incident in which the victim was struck and robbed of a cell phone.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

 

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