Judge issues $200K bond for sex offender accused of sodomizing teen

Judge issues $200K bond for sex offender accused of sodomizing teen

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A convicted sex offender accused of sodomizing a 13-year-old girl at her James Island home was issued a $200,000 bond on Thursday.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged 33-year-old Johnny Tamar Brown, of Hughes Road on Johns Island, with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor on Wednesday after he turned himself in.

Court documents state Brown sodomized a 13-year-old girl at a home on Camp Road last week while the girl's mother was away at work. Investigators said Brown "entered the residence without permission," found the child in her mother's bedroom, pulled the victim's pants down, and proceeded to rape and sodomize her.

After the alleged rape, investigators said Brown left the home. The mother returned home some time later and found the victim crying. The victim told her mother she had been assaulted.

The child was then taken to Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.  While at MUSC, the victim's mother contacted authorities to report the crime.

Investigators said forensic interviews and a medical examination confirmed Brown as the suspect.

Brown was convicted of first-degree child rape in 1997. He was released from prison in 2005, only to be charged with failing to register as a sex offender in 2007.

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