2014-03-12 / For The Record

Store employee arrested for sex with child in restroom

By Elizabeth Billips

Cortavious Johnson Cortavious Johnson A Waynesboro man has been jailed for having sex with a 13-year-old.

Cortavious Johnson, 23, is being held without bond at the Burke County Jail for aggravated child molestation.

According to Lt. Teddy Jackson of the Waynesboro Police Department, the single alleged act took place Jan. 18 at the Dollar Tree in the Hopkins Corner shopping center.

Johnson was an employee there and reportedly persuaded the child, whom he’d never met, into accompanying him to the restroom.

Lt. Jackson said the girl later told her grandmother, who called police.

Johnson has piled on a number of criminal charges in the six years since he turned 17, including previous arrests for battery against a pregnant person and statutory rape.

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