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Lewisburg man pleads guilty to sexual crimes

Possible 20 year sentence

Chris Cooper Managing Editor

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Johnny Webb, of Lewisburg, plead guilty Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, taking a 20 year deal for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old, according to Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, March 6.


Webb was arrested and indicted in July of 2013 on five counts of rape in the first degree and one count of assault in the second degree.


According to the indictment, Webb engaged in sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old child when he forced the child to have intercourse in several rooms of a home including the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.


The assault charge stems from an incident that allegedly occurred on June 21 when Webb wantonly caused serious physical injury to the 12-year-old by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, when he tattooed the child in the groin area causing injury under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.


According to the arrest report, the victim told an adult about the intercourse and being tattooed by the perpetrator.


“The allegations in this case were very disturbing. This is why we aggressively prosecuted this matter to the fullest,” said Guiling, who added that she is pleased with the outcome.

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