TWO DAVIDSON COUNTY MEN CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES WITH MINORS
December 21, 2020
Two Davidson County men have been charged with sexual offenses with minors in separate incidents, according to records from the Davidson County Clerk of Courts office.
Ronald James Jr., 40, of 223 Sir Abbott Lane, Lexington, is charged with felony second degree sex exploitation of a minor and felony third degree sex exploitation of a minor.
In the report, it reads that on Aug. 25 James received a photo of a 15-year-old female engaged in sexual activity. The female minor was nude from the stomach up, covering private areas with her arm and hand.
After being arrested on Dec. 18, James was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond and will appear in Davidson County District Court on Jan. 25.
In addition, James is charged with misdemeanor larceny of a metal-framed tag along trailer with a wooden bed valued at $700.
In a separate incident Ronald Kenneth Johnson, 64, of 514 Oak Ave. in Lexington, was charged with two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, according to court records for attempting to commit a lewd and lascivious act on a female under the age of 16. The incidents occurred between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2005.
Johnson was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond and will appear in Davidson County District Court on Feb. 9. It was also court-ordered he have no contact with the victim.
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