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Wake Man Charged With Sex Crime Against Child

James Artis Johnson is charged with statutory rape and sexual offense against a minor.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A man was scheduled for arraignment Thursday to face charges that he committed sex  crimes against a child in Wake County.

James Artis Johnson is charged with statutory rape and sexual offense against a minor.

The alleged offenses happened over a span of several years, sheriff's deputies said.

The victim knew Johnson, they said.

Johnson was held Wednesday night in the Wake County Jail under $1 million bond.

His first court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

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