An alleged gang member in New York who is charged with robbery and assault is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl while out on bail.
The New York Post reported that Supreme Court Justice Craig Walker set Tony Johnson’s bail at $6,000 in March, allowing his mother to get him out of jail. In addition to allegedly staging a series of strong-arm robberies, sources said the 17-year-old cornered a 12-year-old girl, took her cellphone, and sexually assaulted her.
The alleged incident occurred on October 8 as the victim went to pick up her sister from school. After realizing the girl had nothing to steal, Johnson took her to a nearby basement—where he made her remove her pants and underwear before he assaulted her and forced her to perform a sex act, according to court documents obtained by the Post.
Johnson was arrested in connection with the robberies and sexual assault on Thursday. He remains jailed on $105,000 bail.
Meanwhile, the teen’s mother, Cheryl Johnson, 47, dismissed the allegations lodged against her son as “ridiculous.” She told the Post that her son is being “framed” and accused 69th Precinct police of harassing her son.
Judge Walker, who rejected prosecutors’ initial request to hold Johnson on $225,000 bail, denied the news outlet’s request for comment.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:
[Featured image: Pixabay]