NC man jailed on $1 million bond for statutory rape of 15-year-old

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Keith Eric Johnson Jr. (Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office via WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A Leland man was arrested for statutory rape and crimes against nature. Eric Keith Johnson, who lives on Old River Road in Leland, is being held on a $1 million bond.

A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said Johnson is charged with eight counts of statutory rape of a child and five counts of crimes against nature.

The victim in Johnson’s crimes was 15 years old, officials said. Johnson, according to jail records, is 51 years old.

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