Mother’s Live-In Boyfriend Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

An investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office into the alleged sexual assault of a 5 year-old girl has resulted in the arrest of a Wake County man.

On November 18th, the victim’s grandmother reported to authorities she suspected her daughter’s live-in boyfriend was sexually assaulting her 5 year-old granddaughter.

Jonathan Chasie Parrish, 28, of Tiercel Court, Cary was identified as the suspect.

Parrish is allegedly to have inappropriately touched the 5 year-old in 2018 while he was living with the young girl’s mother at a home in the Willow Spring area in western Johnston County.

Parrish was scheduled to be interviewed by a sheriff’s detective about the allegations in December but reportedly failed to show up for the interview.  After consulting with the Johnston County District Attorney, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Parrish with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Parrish was arrested January 3rd. He was released on bond pending his next court appearance.