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Police Charge Man with Multiple Sex Offenses

Christopher Jordan JohnsonGaston County Police have charged Christopher Gordon Johnson, age 49, of 2016 Pinnacle Ct. Lenoir, NC with multiple felonies involving sex offenses committed against children.  The charges are:  one (1) count of 2nd degree Rape, two (2) counts of 1st degree Sex Offense with a Child, one (1) count of 1st degree Rape, two (2) counts of 1st degree Statutory Rape of a Child, two (2) counts of 1st degree Statutory Sex Offense with a Child and five (5) counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.

The charges stem from an investigation opened by the Gaston County Police after a victim came forward.  As a result of the investigation, five (5) total victims were identified.  The offenses took place from 1996 through 2008.  All of the victims are now adults.

Johnson is currently incarcerated in the Gaston County Jail, being held on a $1 million bond pending a first appearance in Gaston County District Court.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. B.T. Dalton at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  There is no further information available at this time.