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Man Charged with Multiple Sex-Related Crimes

(Michigan City, IN) - A recently-arrested Michigan City man could face spending the rest of his life in prison.


Anthony Johnson, Jr., 37, has been charged with seven counts of Child Molestation; six counts of Rape and one count of Vicarious Sexual Gratification. He could face anywhere from a 20-to-40 year sentence on each of the child molestation counts alone.


The investigation began on August 9th in response to a complaint received by the Indiana Department of Child Services. The findings were presented two days later, to a judge who ruled there was sufficient enough evidence gathered during the investigaton to warrant filing charges.


Johnson was arrested Sunday. and is currently being held in the La Porte County Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond.


Under Indiana law, Johnson could also face anywhere from 3-to-16 years on each of the Rape counts, and 2-to-12 years on the remaining count.


Further specifics on the allegations have not been released. 

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