Champaign man arrested on sex charges

Champaign man arrested on sex charges

URBANA — A Champaign man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $100,000 bond following his arrest on sex charges following several incidents in Champaign since December.

Jordan Johnson, 22, who listed an address in the 1000 block of North James Street, pleaded innocent on Thursday to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, one count of attempted criminal sexual assault and one count of indecent solicitation of a child.

According to Champaign police, a 24-year-old woman living in the 1600 block of Cruising Lane woke up at 12:05 a.m. Dec. 12 to see a man standing over her in her bedroom. The man fled.

On Dec. 23, a 14-year-old girl woke up in the 1200 block of West Bradley Avenue at 5:30 a.m. to find a man in the bedroom. Police said the man made sexual contact with the girl before running off. A 21-year-old woman, a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were also home at the time of this incident, according to Champaign police.

Then, on Jan. 12, an 18-year-old woman woke up in her home in the 1000 block of North James Street to find a man trying to push open her window. The man ran off.

The woman told police she saw the same man two weeks earlier but did not report it to police. In the previous incident, the man had entered her bedroom and was standing there when she woke up. When the woman discovered him, the man fled.

The charges filed on Thursday were a result of a police investigation of the incident on North James Street. A 13-year-old Champaign girl reported that the man had earlier run behind her on the street, said something to her and made sexual contact with her.

Judge Richard Klaus set Johnson's next court appearance for March 5.

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