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Sexual Misconduct

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four years, Edgar Daniel Johnson groped and fondled women and forced some to have sex with him, according to sworn statements filed in warrant applications by an investigator for the Georgia Department of Corrections. He faces criminal charges, and his lawyer said Johnson, 48, looks forward to defending himself. "Mr. Johnson vehemently denies the allegations, and we look forward to having the opportunity to confront these charges in...

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