Child Sexual Assault Suspect Held Under $2 Million Bond

A 61 year-old Johnston County man is being held under a $2 million bond after his arrest on sexual assault charges.

JoCoReport has learned the suspect, Preston Mark Johnson of Benson, had been under investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office since June 26th.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with four felony offenses including statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child. The alleged victim of the crimes is an 8 year-old girl.

Sheriff’s investigators said Thursday that more charges against Johnson have not been ruled out.  No additional details were released.