The judge has called for the dismissal of a Johnson County child endangerness case against a former county employee after she was arrested for allegedly molesting a young boy and posting it on social media.
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Friday that it will not file charges against Elizabeth Johnson for child abuse.
The sheriff’s office said it will instead file a civil suit.
The former county manager, Elizabeth Johnson, is now the president of a women’s advocacy group in Johnson County.
Her attorney told the Associated Press on Friday that the charges against her were “misleading and without merit.”
In a Facebook post, Johnson County Judge Thomas Johnson said the child endangerments charge against her was “based on the same evidence that the DA presented in their criminal case.”
The charges against Johnson are based on the following evidence that was presented in the criminal case: The defendant is a former employee of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
The defendant was employed for several years as a probation officer at the Johnson county Jail.
The victim is a male juvenile.
The accused is a juvenile.
There was no physical contact.
The Defendant made a series of false and/or malicious statements about the victim to multiple people on Facebook.
The alleged crime took place between September 10 and November 20, 2017.
The accuser is a 14-year-old boy.
The boy and the Defendant had no contact with each other.
The Defendants are currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.
The defendant also posted the alleged victim’s photo to Facebook on November 10, 2017, according to the complaint.
The Facebook photo shows a boy with a tattoo on his arm.
The girl, in turn, posted the photo on November 11, 2017 on her Facebook page.
The photo shows her in a bikini and shirt with her bare legs visible.
She is dressed in a red bikini top, a white tank top and red underwear.
The caption on the photo reads, “My friend is being molested.”
The victim told the AP on Friday he has never seen his photo or posted it on Facebook, but that he believes it’s Johnson County’s fault.
He said the photo was taken by his girlfriend who was 14 years old when the alleged incident occurred.
The boy said he told Johnson County investigators he’s a witness to the crime and that he is afraid to go to police because of the social media posts.
Johnson County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Matthew Smith said Friday that his office is reviewing the case and the matter will be referred to the Johnson prosecutors office for possible criminal charges.
He said the district attorney’s office will not be filing charges in this case.
The Associated Press’ Michael Levenson contributed to this report.