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SHERIFF: Man charged in child molestation investigation

Butte County Sheriff's Office charged a man for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old on Oct. 18. They announced the arrest warrant on Monday, Oct. 21.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 12:45 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff's Office announced the charge of a man for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old on Monday, Oct. 21.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced an arrest warrant has been obtained for 51-year-old Mark Johnson for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old, and for failing to update his address pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.

The arrest warrant is apart of an investigation that began in November of 2018. During that time, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office learned Johnson was sexually assaulting a minor victim.

After an extensive investigation, the Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson on Oct. 18.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about Johnson’s location to contact Detective Brian Parsons at 530-538-7671.

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