A 22 year old Lebanon man has been charged with the Statutory Rape of a 14 year old Dowelltown girl.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says Ricky Darnell Johnson of 135 Rogers Street, Lebanon was arrested Friday evening by Wilson County authorities.
He is under a $150,000 bond
Sheriff Ray says Johnson is accused of committing statutory rape by having sex with a 14 year old girl without her consent on October 14th in Dowelltown.
The victim identified the man to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Wilson County Sheriff's Department was contacted since Johnson is from Lebanon.
Sheriff Ray says Johnson is a registered sexual offender having been convicted of an attempted aggravated sexual battery in Wilson County in September 2002. He has been on supervised probation.
In addition to the sex offense in DeKalb County, Johnson is also a suspect in a Wilson County rape, which occurred three weeks ago.