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Columbus Police Arrest Man for Rape of 13-Year-Old Relative
COLUMBUS (Lisa Rantala/Ken Hines) -- A central Ohio mother believes she missed signs of sexual abuse repeatedly inflicted on her daughter by a relative.
Police arrested William Johnson Jr. on Friday for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, during which the teen claims he forced her to have sex with a prostitute.
The victim told police Johnson picked up a prostitute named Tulsa Garrett while driving on Friday, then had sex with Garrett while the teen was forced to watch. Garrett then raped the teen in front of Garrett, according to court documents.
Garrett confirmed the girl's story to police, according to investigators, who believe Johnson periodically abused the victim over a two year period.
"How come I could not sense this? the victims mother said. How come I could not see little things she was doing, and that things were much deeper than what she was saying?"
The mother said she allowed Johnson, a relative, to babysit her four children while she worked at night. She said she noticed that he seemed to favor the victim over the other children.
The victim became defiant when in the presence of Johnson, according to her mother.
"I kept observing her behavior, but she never got into details to tell me what's going on," she said.
Johnson is charged with rape; his bail amount has been set at $500,000. Garrett faces a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.