A South Carolina police officer is charged with sexual abuse of a minor after allegedly and accidentally calling his victim’s mother during the assault.
TheState.com reports Fairfax police officer Nakia Kerrien Johnson, 36, took the 11-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend to a store at around 10 p.m. Tuesday. He allegedly took the girl’s phone and sexually assaulted her.
During the alleged assault, he accidentally dialed the girl’s mother, allowing her to hear what was happening. The mom called police, who arrested Johnson when he returned the girl to her home.
Investigators spoke to the girl, who said the assaults had been happening for years, and then had her examined at a local hospital.
“I don’t believe in coincidences or luck, but this criminal activity would have gone on and on if Johnson had not accidentally dialed the victim’s mother who was able to hear what was going on,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
The girl’s mother said she has argued with Johnson over money and her drug use, the Associated Press reports.
Johnson, charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child, had previously served as a deputy in Kershaw and Lee counties.
Johnson was previously a private contractor in Afghanistan and sent money home to the girl and her mother, his mother said.
“If I thought he was that kind of person, I would go right with y’all 100 percent,” Barbara Johnson said. “But I raised him by myself and he’s not like that.”