Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:41

Sex Offender Gets 8 More Years for Assaulting Young Niece

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MEMPHIS – June 25, 2014 - A man already serving 25 years in prison for rape of a child was sentenced to an additional eight years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young niece, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Cassidy Johnson, 30, was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual battery involving the 9-year-old victim.
Johnson was convicted in trial in March of fondling and raping another female relative – beginning when she was six years old – over a nearly two-year period beginning in August of 2009.
The same judge sentenced Johnson to 25 years in prison with no parole and placed him on the Sex Offender Registry and Community Supervision for life.
The incidents occurred at his residence on Moonview Road near Millington.
Prosecutors said charges differed in the two cases in the nature and duration of the sexual contact.
The cases were handled by assistant district attorneys Terre Fratesi and Cavett Ostner of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU).
The unit prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims, rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
The SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.