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Published October 03, 2011, 10:56 AM

Criminal Sexual Conduct Arrest

Gary Lee Johnson (33 year old of Moorhead), was arrested on Friday afternoon on Felony charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a female victim under the age of 16.

Gary Lee Johnson (33 year old of Moorhead), was arrested on Friday afternoon on Felony charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a female victim under the age of 16.

In February 2008, Gary Johnson was investigated for having nude photos of a 12 year old female sent to his cell phone. During the investigation, Gary Johnson had threatened to shoot the detective working the case and was additionally charged with Felony Terroristic Threats. In September 2008, Gary Johnson accepted a plea agreement in the Clay County Court requiring a 6 month sentence.

In December 2009, the Minnesota State Court of Appeals reversed the child pornography charges against Gary Johnson, indicating that the nude photos of the 12 year old were not depicting sexual conduct by definition.

In April 2011, evidence was discovered that involved Gary Johnson and criminal sexual conduct with a female victim under the age of 16. This evidence will be presented against Mr. Johnson in a future court trial. A Long Form Complaint has been requested through the Clay County Attorney’s Office. Mr. Johnson is currently being held in the Clay County Jail.

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