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Johnson City man charged with abuse of 4-year-old

Staff reports • Oct 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

A Johnson City man was charged with abusing a 4-year-old child in his care, according to a police news release.

Joshua Johnson, 27, 354 Preservation Circle, was charged after an investigation by the Department of Children’s Services and the Johnson City Police Department.

Johnson said in a statement that he “inflicted multiple bruises” to the child, according to a police news release.

Johnson was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

He was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Thursday.

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