Man extradited from California to face charges of molesting 4-year-old
Thu, 16 May 2013 16:08:52 GMT —
A Michigan man was extradited from California to face charges stemming from a sexual assault of a four-year-old boy in Harrison.
The investigation into Paul Ignacio Johnson began in July of 2012 when agents from the Department of Homeland Security notified Michigan State Police detectives about the possibility that he was molesting a four-year-old boy.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Johnson fled the state. He was located in Escondido, California.
In February of this year, detectives from Escondido Police and agents from Homeland Security made contact with Johnson and found child sexually abusive images on his computer. He was arrested and convicted in California on charges of Possession of Child Abusive Materials.
A warrant in Michigan was issued for Johnson's arrest on March 26. He was extradited to Michigan and arrived at the Clare County Jail on May 15.
He is being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd degree. His bond was set at $500,000.