An Atlanta man who repeatedly raped his stepdaughter and forced her into prostitution will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge decided Monday.
James Howard Johnson, 49, was convicted of 17 felony counts stemming from his abuse of the child, which began when she was 7 years old, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
The list of charges against Mr. Johnson includes rape, statutory rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated child molestation, pimping and pandering, and enticing a child for indecent purposes as well as furnishing alcohol to persons under 21, officials said.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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