Onslow County Man Charged With Raping 14 Year Old

An Onslow County man is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl.

Matthew Johnson, age 19 of North Topsail Beach, was locked up on a $200,000 unsecured bond.

Authorities report Johnson picked up the 14-year-old victim at a local park in Holly Ridge during school spring break between April 6 and April 13.

Officials say Johnson spent time with the victim that week and then took her to a relative's home in North Topsail where he raped her.

They report Johnson took the victim to a friend's home and then took off to Texas.

They tell WITN that Monday morning, an attorney arrived at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office with Johnson, who was served warrants, fingerprinted, photographed and taken before the magistrate.