73 Year-Old Man Accused Of Statutory Rape

SMITHFIELD – A Smithfield man is being held on a $2 million bond after his arrest Friday, October 22nd on four felony charges. Johnnie Deans Jr. of Galilee Road is charged with two counts of first degree sex offense with a child and two counts of statutory rape.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report August 10, 2021 and had been investigating the 73 year-old suspect prior to making the arrest.

The alleged victim in the case is a juvenile under the age of 15.

No additional details were released.


  1. Another crazy Republican going out sad! Move away from around here crazy man and take your filthy party of criminals with you. When will people see that Republicans and Trumpsters are ruining our great county and vote them all out of here! They even wheeled in a Republican congressman into the last board meeting that had a history of women complaining about how handsy he was!! Enough is enough!

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