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Police: Columbia man charged with sexually abusing woman at Holiday Inn Expo Center

Brandon Darnell Johnson
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Brandon Darnell Johnson


A Columbia man has been charged with multiple sex crimes after allegedly inappropriately touching and forcing himself on a woman at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Monday, according to a probable cause statement.

Brandon Johnson, 34, is an employee at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sexual misconduct and fourth-degree assault.

A woman said Johnson first was rubbing on her buttocks without her permission while she was doing laundry, according to a probable cause statement. Security footage allegedly showed Johnson doing that and the woman turned away and tried to continue to do her laundry before both left the room.

The woman walked back to her room and Johnson allegedly followed her into the room without her permission. The woman told police that Johnson started kissing her neck and backed her into a corner of a room. Johnson allegedly shoved his hands down her pants and lifted up her shirt to kiss her breasts without her consent, according to the statement.

The woman told police that Johnson was saying things such as "Five strokes and I'll be done," according to the statement.

The woman allegedly tried to get him to stop and told him to stop several times. She told police she wanted to get him to stop without having to physically fight him. She told police he only stopped once she was able to open her hotel room door.

Johnson was detained by police, where he initially denied anything happening. After police told him the action in the laundry room was on camera, Johnson allegedly admitted to touching her.

He was held on a $6,500 bail on Tuesday. Johnson was not listed on the Boone County Jail's inmate roster on Wednesday.

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