Clay County – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in December 2018, after receiving information that a 13 year old female had been sexually abused.
The investigation revealed that Benjamin A. Johnson, age 44 of Brazil, Indiana, allegedly had been engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor.
After reviewing the investigation, the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant today for Johnson. He was arrested this afternoon without incident and is currently being held in the Clay County Jail with no bond.
Arrested and Charges:
Benjamin A. Johnson
- Child Molestation, Level 1 Felony
- Child Solicitation, Level 5 Felony
- Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (2 counts) Level 5 Felony
Investigating Officer: Indiana State Police Detective Ryan Winters.
Assisting Agency: Clay County Department of Child Services.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.