River Trail Sex Assault Suspect Going To Prison

By: News 10
By: News 10

The man who admitted to sexually assaulting a 62-year-old woman on Lansing's River Trail was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

Joseph Dwayne Johnson was sentenced to at least 3 years and 9 months to 15 years in prison.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration last month.

The incident happened back in May, when a 62-year-old woman stopped to rest on a bench on the River Trail near Beech and Elm Streets. Johnson was arrested a day later when police spotted him leaving the trail. Lansing police had stepped up patrols along the River Trail because of the assault.

Johnson must also wear a monitoring device for the rest of his life, because he is a habitual offender. He once served a 13-year sentence on sex charges involving a child.

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