Hudson man charged with Sexual Abuse

From Hudson Police:

Press Release

Felony Sex Abuse Arrest

On April 10, 2017, the Hudson City Police Department arrested 23 year old, Rodney G. Johnson Jr. of Hudson, New York on one count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.

In 2015, the Hudson Police received a child abuse referral stating that a child less than 11 years old was reportedly sexually abused by an adult. The City of Hudson Detectives Division was detailed to investigate this juvenile sex crime. After a long term investigation it was discovered that the suspect made sexual contact with the juvenile victim while “babysitting” the child.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Investigators located the suspect at a residence located in the Town of Stottville. The CCSO Investigators arrested Johnson on an active Felony Arrest Warrant and turned him over to the Hudson Police Department.

Assisting in this criminal investigation was the following agencies; Columbia County CAC (Child Advocacy Center), The Columbia County District Attorney, and Columbia County CPS(Child Protective Services).

Rodney G. Johnson was arraigned in the Hudson City Criminal Court before Judge Connor. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail on $10,000 Cash/ bond . He is due back to Court on 04/11/17 at 830am.

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