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Wis. billionaire charged with child sex assault
AP via TBO ^ | Mar 24, 7:52 PM EDT | By DINESH RAMDE

Posted on 03/25/2011 7:41:59 AM PDT by Red Badger

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A billionaire executive whose family has run SC Johnson for five generations was charged Thursday with having sexual contact with a now 15-year-old girl over the course of several years.

Samuel Curtis Johnson III, who goes by Curt, faces a count of repeated sexual assault of a child. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Johnson, 55, is the former chairman of Sturtevant-based Diversey Inc., a cleaning-products company that was spun off from SC Johnson in the late 1990s. Privately held SC Johnson makes household products including Pledge, Glade, Windex and Ziploc.

Johnson resigned from Diversey's board in February and was taking a leave of absence for personal reasons, the company said at the time.

Diversey spokesman John Matthews told The Associated Press on Thursday that Johnson had retired effective the end of March and that his leave of absence immediately removed him from any role with the company. Johnson was replaced by his sister.

The criminal complaint accuses Johnson of having inappropriate sexual contact with the girl 15 to 20 times, starting in the summer after she finished sixth grade. The girl told investigators that Johnson exposed himself, fondled her under her clothes and kissed her breasts and elsewhere.

The girl's voice cracked and she began to cry as she described Johnson as having a "sex addiction" and "touching problem," according to the partially redacted complaint.

Prosecutors said the girl confided about the abuse to her mother, who confronted Johnson. He allegedly admitted to fondling the girl's breasts and repeatedly apologized for his behavior.

Johnson's cash bail was set at $500,000. Messages left with both of Johnson's lawyers were not immediately returned.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: billionaires; sexoffenders
Wisconsin. Probably a Dem................
1 posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:02 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

A 55 year old billionaire who could literally have women at his doorstep (whether they are paid or unpaid). He must have been completely controlled by his depraved lusts.


2 posted on 03/25/2011 7:45:02 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Red Badger

SC Johnson,... a FAMILY Company.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 7:45:49 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Red Badger

“Wisconsin. Probably a Dem................”

Dangerous territory, there are pervs on both sides of the spectrum. Paging Larry Craig.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 7:46:08 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: All

5 posted on 03/25/2011 7:46:54 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Red Badger

Is this the guy on the S.C. Johnson commercials?


6 posted on 03/25/2011 7:48:44 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I don’t know. I haven’t seen them.........


7 posted on 03/25/2011 7:51:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger

Wisconsin?


8 posted on 03/25/2011 7:51:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red Badger

Johnson has a problem controlling his Johnson.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Apparently Liz has hound the pic.....................


10 posted on 03/25/2011 7:52:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

hound = found......see post #5............


11 posted on 03/25/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Thread title made me think the union goons were gunning for the Koch brothers....


12 posted on 03/25/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: brownsfan

True, but it seems that one side has more on their side...............


13 posted on 03/25/2011 7:54:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Cheese isn’t Everything they make there..............


14 posted on 03/25/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger

$500,000 cash bail for him? Yeah, that’s going to keep a billionaire staring down a possible 40 year sentence from skipping out of the country.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Maybe he can get some travel advice from Roman Polanski..................


16 posted on 03/25/2011 7:56:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger
He's a big Al Gore Environmentalist.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_S-Curtis-Johnson_GEY9.html

#553 S Curtis Johnson - Forbes.com via kwout


17 posted on 03/25/2011 7:58:10 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Red Badger

How did this girl know this guy? How did he get to be alone with her?

I have a daughter the same age. She is not alone around a man 40-years her senior.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 7:58:50 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Maelstorm

He’s gonna get waxed and do a lot of knob polishing..........


19 posted on 03/25/2011 8:00:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: netmilsmom

Unknown.
Maybe a friend’s daughter or something...............


20 posted on 03/25/2011 8:01:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: US Navy Vet

According to the criminal complaint, Johnson is accused of indecently touching the girl over the course of more than three years. The girl told authorities that she could not remember exactly how old she was when the molesting started, but that it first occurred during the month of June when she was between sixth and seventh grade, the complaint states.

Curtis Johnson, known as Curt, has no formal relationship to SC Johnson, a company spokeswoman said, and he has never been on the company’s board. He has not been an employee of SC Johnson for nearly 15 years.


21 posted on 03/25/2011 8:03:06 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Red Badger
"Wisconsin. Probably a Dem................"

Unfortunately he's a Repub.

JOHNSON, CURTIS
RACINE,WI 53402	DIVERSEY INC/CHAIRMAN	10/28/10	$250	Johnson, Ron (R)

22 posted on 03/25/2011 8:06:05 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Red Badger

That would be a big question for me.

SC Johnson has lots of money. I’m sure this guy does too.

We need tort reform.


23 posted on 03/25/2011 8:06:19 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Maelstorm

His son is a big lib and Levin supporter and the current CEO of SC Johnson & Son.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Fisk_Johnson_III

http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?oldest=1&emp_or_occ=SC+Johnson&type=emp&search=Search


24 posted on 03/25/2011 8:06:28 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: avacado

Wealthy people contribute to both sides of the spectrum, hedging their bets. No matter which side wins, they have some ‘pull’................


25 posted on 03/25/2011 8:10:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Abathar

Curt Johnson, the former chairman of Diversey, Inc., right, consults with defense attorney Michael Hart, as he is charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday March 24, 2011 in Racine, Wis. with one count of repeated sexual assault of a child. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

26 posted on 03/25/2011 8:10:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: netmilsmom
We need tort reform.

I agree with that, but what is the connection here?.............

27 posted on 03/25/2011 8:11:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger
"Wealthy people contribute to both sides of the spectrum, hedging their bets. No matter which side wins, they have some ‘pull’................"

He didn't have any listing for Democrats.

28 posted on 03/25/2011 8:12:39 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Red Badger

Looks like Sam contributed to Paul Ryan too. Who knows. Contributions don’t determine whether someone is a scumbag though I’d love to see a bit more focus on how many young men big gay billionairs court.

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=WI&last=johnson&first=sam


29 posted on 03/25/2011 8:13:27 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Red Badger

In this Jan. 22, 2010 photo, the Sikorsky S-38 amphibious plane Spirit of Carnauba is suspended in mid-air, as Fortaleza Hall opens on the S.C. Johnson and Son campus in Racine, Wis. The hall opens officially on Monday.

30 posted on 03/25/2011 8:15:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: avacado

He has given to both parties but it appears more has went to the GOP of late.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 8:17:53 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Red Badger

Horrible if true. I never understand this. When you could literally buy a woman of any shape or size and probably have women throwing themselves at you and then you go after a young girl. Sure they are attractive but what kind of mind takes that one step further?


32 posted on 03/25/2011 8:22:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Maybe he was conducting dermatalogical field research for a new moisturizing furniture polish?


33 posted on 03/25/2011 8:33:01 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Red Badger

This doesn’t make much sense. A billionaire could buy a 15 year old girl and keep her quiet somewhere, I would think.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 8:43:04 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

Evil hardly ever makes sense...................


35 posted on 03/25/2011 8:44:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Nonstatist

“A billionaire could buy a 15 year old girl and keep her quiet somewhere, I would think.”

Presumably he could afford the “going rate” paid by Charlie Sheen to keep his “goddesses” around (and their mouths zippered).


36 posted on 03/25/2011 8:49:13 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Red Badger

Could the little girl be lying? Nah....it’s not possible. :/


37 posted on 03/25/2011 8:51:10 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: colorcountry
Could the little girl be lying? Nah....it’s not possible. :/

Johnson admitted it to the girl's mother. Maybe they're all lying.

38 posted on 03/25/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb
Johnson admitted it to the girl's mother.

Who said? The mother, perhaps?

39 posted on 03/25/2011 8:56:49 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: colorcountry
Don't think so in this case...

Prosecutors said the girl confided about the abuse to her mother, who confronted Johnson. He allegedly admitted to fondling the girl's breasts and repeatedly apologized for his behavior.

40 posted on 03/25/2011 8:57:11 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Yes, the key word is allegedly.

Court case will be interesting.

41 posted on 03/25/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: colorcountry
Could the little girl be lying? Nah....it’s not possible.

The girl's mother said he admitted it to her when she confronted him.

42 posted on 03/25/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: Red Badger

The Duke Rape case comes to mind.

The guy may be a slime and a child molester.
The girl could be a toy and mom is looking for cash.

We are innocent until proven guilty. If he is found not guilty, mom should have to pay for everything.


43 posted on 03/25/2011 9:19:35 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: netmilsmom

Not that she’d want to be alone with a 40 year old guy.


44 posted on 03/25/2011 9:30:16 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Red Badger
Go from being a billionaire to prison...
MAN....thats gotta hurt..
45 posted on 03/25/2011 9:34:15 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: avacado

The President’s Council on Sustainable Development

Because of Johnson’s work with the WBCSD, President Bill Clinton appointed him to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1996. The group advised President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore until 1999 on ways to strengthen a community by improving the local economy, helping save the environment, and promoting equal opportunities for every American.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Curtis_Johnson,_Jr.


46 posted on 03/25/2011 10:37:14 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Sans-Culotte

>>>Is this the guy on the S.C. Johnson commercials?

No - se post #5.


47 posted on 03/25/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: avacado

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=WI&last=johnson&first=sam

He contributed to Democrat too.

But he worked for Bubba and Algore.


48 posted on 03/25/2011 10:44:29 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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