Sacramento mayor gets 2-year jail sentence for sexually assaulting girl he had sex with

Sacramento, California (CNN) Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of felony sexual abuse of a child for sexually abusing a girl at his home, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

The Sacramento City Council passed the resolution unanimously.

In court papers, prosecutors said Johnson “had sex with the victim on numerous occasions.”

They added that Johnson “would use his position of power as Mayor of Sacramento as a vehicle to coerce and sexually abuse the victim.”

The prosecutor’s office said Johnson was sentenced to two years of supervised release.

Johnson’s attorney, Mark Dominguez, could not be reached for comment.

The case is the latest to hit Sacramento.

Last year, a local television station aired an undercover investigation that exposed how the city of about 70,000 was using its position of trust as a place for politicians to molest and abuse children.

Johnson has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charges.