18-Year-Old Arrested for Having Sex With 14-Year-Old
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 04/06/2018 at 8:30 PM, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was contacted by a resident of Potter Valley, who reported that their 14 year old daughter had allegedly been having sexual relations with 18 year old Potter Valley resident Swan Thomas Johnson. The Deputy Sheriff initiated an investigation into the matter and he was assisted by Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the 14 year old victim, had been having sexual intercourse with the suspect, an 18 year old male. The sexual relations began prior to the victims 14th birthday, beginning when she was 13. Multiple sexual incidents and acts were disclosed and investigated.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was located driving on Main Street in Potter Valley by a Sheriff’s Deputy where he was stopped and taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he is held in lieu of bail which is set according to the bail schedule at $75,000.