Sex offender charged with teen's rape

Howard Johnson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Howard Johnson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A sex offender has been charged with the rape of a teenage girl.

Howard Johnson, 19, is charged with one count of rape for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl on Oct. 20 in an abandoned building in Over the Rhine.

Johnson was already in jail for a probation violation.  He was charged with kidnapping and rape from an incident in February. He pled guilty to that incident and had his charged reduced to gross sexual imposition and was sentenced to three years probation and labeled a Tier One sex offender.

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