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Man charged with attempted rape and kidnapping of woman at Meck Co. Courthouse

The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Devonte Johnson, who is a registered sex offender.
The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Devonte Johnson, who is a registered sex offender.
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 6:22 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes after physically and sexually assaulting a woman at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Devonte Johnson was taken into custody around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. He is charged with attempted second-degree forcible rape, attempted second-degree force sex offense and assault on a female, among other charges.

At approximately 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, MCSO deputies received a call regarding an assault on the eighth floor of the courthouse. Deputies immediately secured the building and began searching for the suspect.

According to the MCSO, the victim said a man knocked on the door of her Area of Mental Health office and when she opened it, she recognized him, he got inside the room and he began hitting her in the head.

The assailant ran out of the office and the courthouse following the assault. The victim suffered bruising and swelling to her face and was treated onsite by Medic, law enforcement said.

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