Etowah Resident Faces Multiple Charges - Transylvania County
Last updated 5/3/2021 at 1:59pm
Etowah resident Johnathon Jessi McKinney, 36, was arrested on April 28 after being served with 24 felony child sexual abuse charges.
The charges came after a two-month investigation by the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office.
McKinney was indicted by a grand jury on charges including statutory rape of a child by adult, indecent liberties with a child, child abuse, first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory sex offense with a child by adult.
The Transylvania County magistrate issued McKinney a $500,000 bond, and, as of April 30, McKinney was out on bail.
The alleged sex...