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Billionaire Curt Johnson's Mug Shot Released

The son of the late Sam Johnson is accused of repeated sexual assault of a child, and his preliminary hearing is set for April 13.

The Racine County Sheriff Department has released the mug shot of local billionaire Samuel Curtis Johnson III. He is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. Johnson, who lives in Caledonia, is the son and heir of the late Sam Johnson. 

According to a criminal complaint, Johnson admitted to having inappropriate contact with a now 15-year-old girl. She told authorities that Johnson kissed her on the mouth and touched her with his hands under her clothes and that the abuse started when she was in 6th or 7th grade. When Johnson asked the girl to have sex with him, she refused.

The Racine County District Attorney charged Johnson on March 24, and he will next appear in court on April 13 for a preliminary hearing. Michael Nieskes, the district attorney, said the prosecution will present their case to a judge and that there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Johnson will have the right to waive the hearing, but he must do so with his attorneys in open court.

Parts of the criminal complaint were sealed after a motion was presented by Mark Richards and Michael Hart, lawyers for Johnson, and will probably remain sealed unless a judge rules otherwise.

Johnson is out on a $500,000 cash bond and has been ordered to not leave the state and to surrender his passport. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

He stepped down from his top position at Diversey, Inc. in Sturtevant earlier this year, citing "personal reasons."

skinnyDUDE April 04, 2011 at 09:41 PM
This one is hard to figure. He will get his day in court but I suspect there will be a plea deal. If guilty he could in theory spend the rest of his life in jail. His resources could make this a very case long as billionaires have that luxury. In the end.....he will likely do time based on his plea and the prosecution might find that acceptable given Johnsons resources. Money has a way of slowing a trial to a crawl and id be amazed if he doesnt use his billions to get the best deal possible!
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Carlin - The Real Owners Of America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN96KjbPU68
kevkevinapachejunction January 12, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Geoge Carlin - The Real Owners Of America This country is finished: The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets.... http://rense.com/general82/carrlin.htm George Carlin - You have owners

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