Nash County schools employee charged with sex crimes involving students

A Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools employee has been charged with various sex crimes related to alleged incidents involving two student victims.



Marquis De’Angelo Johnson, age 28, was arrested and charged on Mar. 11 with two counts of sexual activity with a student and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student.

Johnson was issued a secured bond amount of just $10,000 and was released from the Nash County jail on the same day he was booked.

According to arrest information, law enforcement received information about Johnson having inappropriate contact with students. The alleged victims are two 17-year-old students of Rocky Mount High School where Johnson has worked for the last two years.

The investigation is still active and anyone with information is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Johnson’s current employment status is unknown. The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School district has not yet issued a formal statement.

According to state records, Johnson has a valid NC teaching license that was issued on July 1, 2022, in the areas of “Foods and Nutrition” as well as “Culinary Arts (6-12).” That license will expire at the end of June 2025 unless revoked beforehand through the adjudication of a criminal case.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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