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Roanoke Rapids man charged with child prostitution

Posted November 3, 2010

— Roanoke Rapids police have arrested a man amid accusations that he drugged and used minors in prostitution.

Kevin Johnson, 50, of 812 W. Fifth St., was charged with one count of participating in the prostitution of a juvenile and 12 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Deputy Police Chief Adam Bondarek said that Johnson has been charged in a case involving a 15-year-old, but investigators suspect that there are multiple victims. He said that Johnson gave the victims a controlled substance.

More details of the case weren't released.

Johnson was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $5,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Dec. 15.


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  • Eduardo1 Nov 3, 2010

    I guess all of us are shocked at a $5000 bond.
    Must be the same Judge who gave that woman 60 days probation last week

  • k2tal38 Nov 3, 2010

    Is that bond a typo or what??????????

  • vigilanty Nov 3, 2010

    $5000 BOND?!?!?! Movie reference-"A Time To Kill"!!!!

  • vigilanty Nov 3, 2010

    $5000 BOND?!?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!??!?! Well if he is out of jail he might be fair game for some distraught father. Movie reference-"A Time To Kill"!!!!

  • Adelinthe Nov 3, 2010

    "Johnson was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $5,000 bond."

    They're kidding right!?! A crime against a child, regardless of that child's age, should never be less than $1M. PERIOD!!!

    Disgusting piece of trash.

    Those that commit crimes against children, the elderly or the disabled should be sent to live out their days on deserted islands - no tv, no computers, no telephones, just drop them food a medicine on a regular basis, and that's it.

    And patrol the shores to be sure they aren't trying to build something to get off.

    Rid society of them forever.

    Praying for the child and any other children.

    God bless.


  • medeanna32 Nov 3, 2010

    That is so wrong.. 5,000...

  • Good Girl Nov 3, 2010

    I hope $5,000.00 is a typo!!

  • sabol100 Nov 3, 2010

    $5,000???? You have got to be kidding!!! No only is he sick, but so is the justice system...

  • lisa4 Nov 3, 2010

    Mommy2just1 - I strongly agree!!!! That is not even a bond if you ask me!!! So sad!

  • mommy2just1 Nov 3, 2010

    As a mother, not the mother, sorry