A Canton Street man was arrested on charges of repeated sexual assault on two teenage women over a decade.
Michael D. Johnson, 46, was charged by Warren City police earlier this week but arrested on Friday.
Police were sent to Johnson’s home on February 11 to get a report on a man threatened with self-harm and spoke to Johnson “Who guessed” according to the affidavit of the probable cause, “That his life just changed when two female victims reported suspected sexual abuse.”
A relative of Johnson’s confirmed the allegations and police took Johnson to Warren General Hospital after him “Continued to comment on self-harm.”
Later that day, two women arrived at the city police station to file a complaint.
One victim said she was ill-treated between the ages of 6 and 16 and Johnson forced her to engage in oral sex “weekly” and at “Multiple locations in Warren County.”
Police then spoke to the other victim, who reported abuse between the ages of 8 and 17. She said Johnson “Made her intercourse” as well as oral sex also weekly and in several places.
The victim told police that Johnson “Confirmed His Actions” during a phone call with her grandparents present. The grandparents confirmed this report.
The police report that the victim also shared the abuse with her mother.
“The mother said that she had previously asked (the victim) whether this behavior had occurred as a family member, in order to draw her attention to it.” the affidavit says. “The mother stated that the victim denied sexual abuse and was upset.”
Johnson faces a litany of charges including two cases of child rape, legal sexual assault, involuntary deviant sex and other criminal offenses.
He was indicted Friday morning by District Judge Raymond Zydonik and taken to Warren County Jail on bail of $ 50,000.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at 11 a.m.
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