Jacksonville man arrested for sex trafficking a minor child

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Onslow County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Services
717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 989-4055 or (910) 989-4070

RELEASE DATE: 10/23/2018

NEWS RELEASE

A Jacksonville man has been arrested on numerous human trafficking charges in Onslow County.

On October 20, 2018 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Jacksonville Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI conducted a joint investigation after receiving a tip about a runaway juvenile. Through the investigation, it was learned that a minor female was being held against her will and photographed for the purpose of taking part in sexual acts in exchange for money.

Detectives identified the victim’s location and conducted an undercover operation to take her into safety. During the operation, it was learned that Jajci Mechito Johnson II was keeping the victim against her will and forcing her to commit sex acts for money. Johnson, 30-years-old of Derby Run Road, Jacksonville was taken into custody and arrested. His charges include:

Human Trafficking of a Child Victim-Felony
Sexual Servitude of a Child Victim-Felony
Promotion of Prostitution of a Minor for Profit-Felony
(2) Counts Promotion of Prostitution of a Minor-Advanced-Felony

Johnson was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $800,000 secured bond. He was previously dishonorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information can be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Parrish at charles_parrish@onslowcountync.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018017339 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

***Will update as details become available.

#STOPHUMANTRAFFICKING #STOPSEXTRAFFICKING

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