Gainesville Police Department were recently told by a 13-year-old girl that her grandmother permitted a 36-year-old man, identified as Kendrick R. Johnson, to go into her room and sexually molest her. According to a report the incident began at about 4:40 a.m. The grandmother of the teen allowed Johnson to sleep at her home because Johnson was drunk. The victim told police that her grandmother opened her bedroom door and said, “you have a visitor.” Johnson then walked into the room, locked the door behind him and proceeded to sexually molest the teenage girl. The victim said she escaped by telling Johnson she had to use the restroom, left the home and phoned her mother who is out of state. The mother contacted authorities and reported the incident.
In a conversation between the grandmother and Officer Natalie Loveland, the grandmother told Officer Loveland that victim is “beautiful and does not look her age at 13.” The grandmother also stated she was not surprised that Johnson was sexually attracted to the victim “because just look at her.”
Both, Johnson and the grandmother were booked in Alachua County jail and were each charged with one count of committing a lewd or lascivious battery on someone under the age of 16. They are both entitled to a criminal defense attorney. If you would like to read more on this story please see 13-year-old girl tells Gainesville Police that her grandmother allowed a man to molest her.
People who commit sexual assault upon others are selfish and do not understand the lifetime consequences of their actions, both emotionally and physically. If you know someone or suspect someone is a victim of physical or sexual abuse, contact local authorities so a criminal investigation can be prompted.