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Wake Man Charged With Sex Crime Against Child

Posted March 6, 2008 12:00 a.m. EST
Updated March 6, 2008 9:52 a.m. EST

— 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.