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Jason Johnson told detectives he was intoxicated when the girl alleges he molested her, according to court documents


FARMINGTON — A San Juan County man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly molesting a girl and showing her a lewd video he recorded of himself.

Jason Johnson, 42, is accused of two counts of criminal sexual contact along with counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and distribution of sexually-oriented material harmful to minors, according to court records.

He did not have legal representation on the morning of Oct. 2.

A San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective was assigned the case on Sept. 4 and a safe-house interview was arranged with the girl for Sept. 10.

During that interview, the girl reported that Johnson had sexually assaulted her on more than one occasion and had shown her a lewd video and photos of him, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The girl told the detective that Johnson had molested her in September 2017 in the living room of a residence south of Aztec, according to court documents. It occurred after Johnson and a woman had been drinking and the woman went to bed.

The girl allegedly kicked Johnson multiple times during the incident until he got up and left the living room.

Johnson was confronted the next day about the alleged incident and said he didn't remember the incident and he was drunk at the time. 

Johnson moved out of the house, but later moved back into the residence.

The girl alleged that Johnson showed her a video he recorded of himself performing a lewd act on June 15. The girl stated he positioned the screen of his phone to allow her to see it, according to court documents.

She also said there was another incident of sexual contact about two weeks before the June 15 incident.

A woman interviewed by detectives told police she had sent a text message to Johnson, stating she was concerned about his "sexual advances" toward the girl and him being a "perv," according to court documents.

Johnson responded, stating "okay you right I did everything wrong."

When interviewed by a detective on Sept. 18, Johnson told the detective he was so intoxicated during the September 2017 incident, he was sorry "if" he did it, according to court documents. He also claimed the girl was flirting with him.

Johnson was released on his own recognizance from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center. His conditions of release require him to wear a GPS monitor.

A preliminary hearing is set for the morning of Oct. 3 in Aztec Magistrate Court.

Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at

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