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Sex-offender babysitter accused of abusing child

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 13:17:32-04

A registered sex offender is locked up, accused of four new sexual-abuse related charges, one of which is connected to a five-year-old girl he was babysitting on Grand Island.

Erie County Sheriff's deputies arrested 44-year-old Thomas Johnson while Johnson was already in the holding center and charged for three sexual-abuse incidents that happened in Buffalo.

Investigators say information revealed during those investigations led them to connect Johnson to a fourth incident where he's accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a five-year-old girl he was babysitting on September 14.

Johnson is being held without bail.

He is a registered sex offender following a 1996 conviction of sodomy of a 10-year-old female.