Man Arrested In California For The Sexual Assault Of A 4-Year-Old In Michigan

Posted at 1:35 PM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 13:35:17-04

JohnsonMT. PLEASENT,Mich. –Paul Ignacio Johnson was arrested in California and extradited to Michigan to face charges stemming from a sexual assault of a four-year old boy in Harrison, Michigan.

The investigation began in July, 2012 when agents from the United States Department of Homeland Security notified detectives at the Michigan State Police Mt. Pleasant Post about the possibility Johnson was molesting a 4-year-old boy in Harrison, Michigan.

During the investigation it was learned Johnson had fled the state of Michigan. Detectives located him in California.  Johnson was located in the city of Escondido, CA.

In February 2013, detectives made contact with Johnson and located child sexually abusive images on his computer. Johnson was arrested in California on charges of Possession of Child Abusive Materials. He was convicted in California on charges from that arrest.

On March 26, 2013 the 80th District Court of Clare County issued an arrest warrant for Johnson, charging him with one count of CSC 1st Degree and one count of CSC 2nd Degree.

Johnson was then extradited to Michigan and arrived in the Clare County Jail on May 15, 2013.

On Tuesday May 16  Johnson was arraigned in the 80th District Court of Clare County on charges of CSC 1st Degree and CSC 2nd Degree. His Bond is set at $500,000.