By: Kara Duffy
August 12, 2013
Thomasville, GA - Investigators with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office say inappropriate comments to a 14-year-old boy on Facebook led to the arrest of 26-year-old Kerianne Johnson.
"One of them said, 'I miss holding you at night,' and it just didn't sound right; and the person who saw it was concerned and we followed up and found that type of activity was going on," said Lt. Tim Watkins, chief investigator with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say they then picked the 14-year-old up from his school and brought him in for questioning.
During an interview, investigators say he admitted to having sex with Johnson several times.
Investigators then questioned Johnson separately, who also confessed to having a sexual relationship with the teen."
"She knew the family," Lt. Watkins said. "I believe the family felt comfortable her being around the young man, but it happened at a local hotel where she rented a room."
Johnson was arrested Friday and taken to Thomas County Jail.
"She's charged with child molestation under the Georgia Statute; that's the only charge we could actually charge her with. We'll let the District Attorney's Office figure out any other charges from there." Lt. Watkins said.
Johnson has since been released on bond, but she's under court order to not have any contact with the 14-year-old.
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