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Billionaire Curtis Johnson Charged with Sexual Assault in Racine County

SC Johnson heir, who lives in Caledonia, admitted to having inappropriate contact with a child, according to a criminal complaint.

Samuel Curtis Johnson III was formally charged today, March 24, with repeated sexual assault of a child. A judge released him on a $500,000 cash bond and Johnson was ordered to have no contact with the child or any other minor female child.

Johnson, who lives in Caledonia, is the billionaire son of the late Sam Johnson and is the former head of Sturtevant-based Diversey, Inc. Earlier this year, he took a leave of absence for "personal reasons." Since then, his sister, Helen Johnson-Leopold, has taken the reins of the company. His brother, Fisk Johnson, is head of SC Johnson.

In the criminal complaint, it is alleged that Johnson touched the victim on multiple occasions, exposed himself and asked the girl to have sex with him. The victim refused and also stated that she could not remember the age she was when the abuse began.

Portions of the complaint have been sealed until a hearing can take place on Friday, March 25. Court Commissioner John Bjelajac ordered Johnson to not leave the state and to surrender his passport.

The Journal Sentinel is also reporting a statement from Fisk Johnson.

Johnson could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

Last year, Forbes Magazine estimated Johnson's fortune at $2.1 billion, ranking him the 463rd richest person in the world.

joel April 05, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Idiot - it's well documented his family consistently gave to Doyle and the DNC.
ValiantX April 13, 2011 at 08:44 AM
Eh... Johnson is by far no superman just because he is rich; thus he is subsceptible to be devoided of higher morals and virtue. Creatures like him are everywhere, female and male alike, and definitely should be taken care of pychologically and not just merely placed in jail or fined; putting people in penitentaries does nothing good or positive for any society for it only neglects digress any further progress to find the root(s) of what can cause a person to act out in such a way, more over a continual practice of pedophilia. In this world of human collectivism and materialism, have no doubt similar incidents like this will only continue and probably increase if people do not return to the self or as the pyschologist Carl Jung coined, Individuation. May justice, not politricks, preside and rule out this case properly ASAP.
SD July 02, 2011 at 03:17 AM
My guess is C. Johnson did these awful acts and needs to be accountable. Whether this happens or not is an interesting conjecture. Many believe "money speaks" and he'll get off without much of a penalty like house arrest n Racine for 30 days and then "treatment". I can only wonder what the victims biological father must be thinking and how her mother missed it for years? The victim was failed by many adults in her life. What a shame. Hopefully justice will be served and she can heal over time.
gail thames July 02, 2011 at 05:30 AM
I agree, This girl was failed on so many levels. How did the mother miss this? One article said she was informed of abuse via text message by her daughter while she, the mother, was on vacation. The daughter was left alone with her stepfather, Curt. I hope that other adults have showed up for her with support and protection. It will take a long time for her to develop trust again in her young life. Let's hope for justice.
Cathie Aryn March 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
To PASCHN you are a joke as your comments are so anti-Semitic. Religion has absolutely nothing to do with this story. What are the percentages of Jewish people who are sex offenders to any other religion? We are talking about this specific man who is not Jewish, yet you compare him to the head of Bnai Brith. Then you talk about countries that we kill for Israel. Your rants make no sense besides being very unfair. Did anyone bring up the dozens and dozens of priests that Are being convicted of sexual abuse? There are bad people in every religion and that is a fact. However, you just need any kind of platform to talk about your hatred of Jews and I would bet that you don't have one single, valid reason to hate Jewish people so much.

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