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Man, 19, facing child porn charges

Monday, March 25, 2013 11:32 AM
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A 19-year-old Augusta man is facing child pornography and child molestation charges for his relationship with an underage teen.

 Joshua Bobby Johnson
Joshua Bobby Johnson

Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said Joshua Bobby Johnson contacted the 15-year-old girl through a social medium in 2012 and had a sexual relationship with her throughout the year.

Investigators discovered sexual photos of the teen on the suspect’s computer.

Chew said the girl’s parents reported the incident to police Thursday.

Johnson, of the 3200 block of Gordon Highway, has been charged with child pornography and child exploitation, aggravated child molestation and non-aggravated child molestation.

He was booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/25/13 - 12:51 pm
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Technically he is a "child"

Technically he is a "child" molester and he should have known better. I do not know this guy's motives, whether he was trolling for young girls or whether this was simply another 21st century social media "hook up". I'm just saying that if a 15 year old girl is determined to give it away to an older boy, and we all know that 15 year old girls today are not the 15 year old girls of 30 years ago, there are a lot of potential "child" molesters out there and your son might be one of them. Don't be a hypocrite if and when your son's mug shot hits the paper.

ss30809
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ss30809 03/25/13 - 01:27 pm
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My thanks...

I would personally like to thank the parents of the 15 year old girl for ruining this young man's life...if only you could of kept a closer eye on YOUR daughter and knew what she was up to. The four year age difference is not extreme as my wife and I are four years apart as well. I only hope that you reported this young man because he is a true sexual predictor and not because you wanted to keep him away from a daughter you didn't supervise.

IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG
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IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG 03/25/13 - 02:43 pm
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Difference in a year...

If the exact same incidents had taken place this time next year, than the only crime that would have been committed would have been the child pornography charge. As the age of consent in Georgia is 16, involving participants under 21. Thus, 15 and 19 would have been 16 and 20 and legal. It is also interesting to note, how many “child pornography” claims have been made as the prevalence of digital media devices increases (example: cell phones with cameras). Many adolescents are simply taking the pictures themselves and are unaware just how easy it is to be distributed globally as a result of the internet. I am not suggesting that this is certainly what happened in this case, but it should not be disregarded either.

checkitout
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checkitout 03/26/13 - 11:43 am
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I know more about this

SS30809 - Frist off don't blame the girl. I have 1st hand knowledge of this young man. This young man would find young girls on fb friend them lie to them about his age and than go through there fb page and friend there friends. if you check him out tis not his 1st round Offense/Statute: AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATIONDate Convicted: 19 May 2011 he in on the sex offender reg. he would go and search for his victims. and part of his probation he can not have contact with any female under the age of 18. So you want this guy to see your daughter. My daughter was almost one of his victims but I caught on quick. So not always the girls fault he lies to them. I hope they bury him.
http://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/GA24544%20/Joshua-Bobby-Johnson...

GAnewsGirl
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GAnewsGirl 03/26/13 - 01:13 pm
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This man is not innocent

While I am often one to give the benefit of the doubt to young men who are dating/hookup/have sex with a girl a couple of years younger than they are, that is not the case in this situation. He is a grown man, not in high school and hasn't been for a long time. He has no need to be around young girls unless he is seeking them out. His first child molestation charge involved a very young girl, a definite "molestation". He is a sick man and needs to be put away.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/26/13 - 08:49 pm
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Okay, so now we know the rest

Okay, so now we know the rest of the story. Looks like this one needs to be locked up for a long time in a place where others will be trying to friend him.

speakthetruth2013
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speakthetruth2013 03/28/13 - 03:49 am
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get your facts str8

this is 4 checkitout & GAnewsGirl....1st of all checkitout u must not know more about this cuz your info is wrong if u gonna comment about some1 u should only comment on what u know is true & from what u posted tells me u dont know the truth & as far as your comment GAnewsGirl how can u say if this young man is innocent or guilty when u wasnt there or maybe we should just get rid of the justice system & just ask u who is innocent & who is guilty since u seem 2 think u know so much.... like the saying goes people who live in glass houses shouldnt throw rocks which boils down 2 if u mind your own buisness u will be kept busy enough so u wont have 2 worry about others buisness

checkitout
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checkitout 03/28/13 - 10:21 am
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ok speak the truth

you tell us the truth if we dont know it. I he was charged May 19, 2011 for AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION and put on sex offender list May 23, 2011. so how is that wrong? Why he isnt jail for what he did to that child I will never know. I do know he used FB to find young girls and I know that his how he would lie to them and tell them how he was in love with them. so now you tell me what i not the truth. Tell us the truth as you see it. Facts are facts he was not to be with anyone under the age of 18 yet he was with a 15 yo.

speakthetruth2013
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speakthetruth2013 03/28/13 - 03:46 pm
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response 2 checkitout

again your facts are wrong sounds like u a busy body that is going on hearsay & not 1st hand knowlege i was there in court when it happened so i seen & heard it all & im telling u your comments r wrong but im not going 2 air this youngmans life 4 your entertainment its no1's buisness except the partys involed & their familys & its my opinion you fit it the last part of my last comment........ mind your own buisness & u will be kept busy enough so u wont have 2 stick your nose in some1 elses buisness

fallenfar
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fallenfar 05/19/13 - 11:53 pm
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Wondering

Does any one know if he's been sentenced a certain time in jail yet? Or how long he has to serve ? Or when it's going to be posted

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