Man, 19, facing child porn charges

Joshua Bobby Johnson

A 19-year-old Augusta man is facing child pornography and child molestation charges for his relationship with an underage teen.

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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