Former Billings youth counselor charged with rape
A former Billings youth services counselor is charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl who was under his supervision.
36-year-old Brad Douglas Johnson made an initial appearance in Justice Court Tuesday on two felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent. The judge continued his release on a previously posted $50,000 bond. Johnson's arraignment is set for Feb. 3.
Charging documents say the director of Ted Lechner Regional Youth Services called police on Dec. 2 after a girl reported she had had sex with Johnson. The girl told detectives that her relationship with Johnson began in October and escalated. Court records say the girl's cellphone contained text conversations and pornographic pictures Johnson had taken of himself.
Johnson was arrested on Jan. 17 in New Town, N.D.
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