Johnson molestation trial underway in Dawson - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Johnson molestation trial underway in Dawson

Milton Johnson Milton Johnson
Prosecutor Ron Smith Prosecutor Ron Smith
Defense attorney Johnnie Graham and Johnson Defense attorney Johnnie Graham and Johnson
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Both the defense and the state have completed opening statements in the trial of 51-year-old Milton Johnson.

Johnson is accused of repeatedly molesting a girl and a boy, both under the age of 16, from April 2011 until March 2012, although the female victim alleges the molestation occurred for two years, according to opening statements from prosecutor Ron Smith, of the Pataula Circuit.

Opening statements reveal that Johnson's girlfriend, 35-year-old Takieya Johnson, and Johnson's wife, 32-year-old Erica Soilberry Johnson, will both testify against Milton Johnson. 

Both Takieya Johnson and Erica Johnson have pled guilty to child molestation charges involving the two young victims in this case.

However, Johnson's defense attorney Johnnie Graham told the jury that he is not "on trial for his swinging lifestyle" and that there is no physical evidence proving he repeatedly raped the children.

The female victim was described as a "trophy" of Johnson's by the prosecution, and was forced to have sexual relations with him several times a day over a period of two years.

Defense attorney Graham called the female child "troubled" and never told anyone she was being hurt or raped by Milton Johnson until coerced, and that he was the only stable father figure in the child's life.

The defense also says the girlfriend and the wife defended Johnson until they got into "trouble" with the law, and now will tell a different tale.

Johnson is charged with rape, sodomy, and child molestation. 

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:52:13 GMT
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>
  • Red Cross providing assistance for victims during storm relief efforts

    Red Cross providing assistance for victims during storm relief efforts

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:36:27 GMT
    A number of volunteers from counties surrounding Arlington, assisted the American red Cross by giving food to those in need for disaster storm relief efforts. (Source: WALB).A number of volunteers from counties surrounding Arlington, assisted the American red Cross by giving food to those in need for disaster storm relief efforts. (Source: WALB).
    A number of volunteers from counties surrounding Arlington, assisted the American red Cross by giving food to those in need for disaster storm relief efforts. (Source: WALB).A number of volunteers from counties surrounding Arlington, assisted the American red Cross by giving food to those in need for disaster storm relief efforts. (Source: WALB).

    The Southwest Georgia American Red Cross Chapter stepped in immediately on Saturday to open a comfort station for folks in Arlington.  It was stationed at a gym on Pioneer Road after the storm damaged a number of homes. 

    More >>

    The Southwest Georgia American Red Cross Chapter stepped in immediately on Saturday to open a comfort station for folks in Arlington.  It was stationed at a gym on Pioneer Road after the storm damaged a number of homes. 

    More >>
  • Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather storm

    Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather storm

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:26:55 GMT
    A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).
    A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).

    It's been a little over 24 hours since a severe storm swept through Arlington, leaving folks to pick up the pieces.  Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city.  

    More >>

    It's been a little over 24 hours since a severe storm swept through Arlington, leaving folks to pick up the pieces.  Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly