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Convicted sex offender charged with first-degree rape in Rome

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A convicted sex offender was arrested Thursday after allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl at a home in Rome on May 17.

Posted: May 21, 2021 11:20 AM

ROME, N.Y. – A convicted sex offender was arrested Thursday after allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl at a home in Rome on May 17.

The sexual abuse allegation was reported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Child Advocacy Center on Thursday. Following an investigation, 45-year-old Steven Johnson was arrested at his residence and charged with first-degree rape.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Oneida County jail without bail.

An order of protection has been issued on the victim’s behalf, and she has been offered services through the Child Advocacy Center.

Johnson is already on parole following a previous rape conviction in 2006. He is considered a Level 2 sex offender, according to the New York state registry.

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