Cody Charles Johnson, Garden Grove School Bus Driver, Accused of Molesting Girl Over 7-Year Span

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A 14-year veteran worker of the Garden Grove Unified School District was arrested at his home Wednesday for allegedly molesting a girl known to his family from the time she was 5 to 12 years old.

Cody Charles Johnson, 47, of Garden Grove, was taken to the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana and held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Sheriff's investigators say the victim, now 25, only recently came forward to report the abuse alleged to have happened between 1991 and 1998.

Johnson was a food-service worker for Garden Grove schools from 1997 to 2005 before becoming a district bus driver. For the past six years, his passengers have been special-needs students.

Because the suspect has had direct access to children throughout his years with the district, the sheriff's department is putting the word out for anyone who believes they were victimized to come forward. Call 714.647.7000 if you know anything.


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Heathmegjohn86
Heathmegjohn86

I am that 25 year old girl... I need help. I cannot figure out how come I am hearing rumors of his release coming in January. I have received no court notices and nothing whatsoever calling me to the stand to say my side of the story. I came to to say the truth for the simple fact that there was a young girl living there that was at risk and I didn't want another girl to grow up confused and unsure of myself because of him and many other monsters that him and my "mother" Erin put me into the hands of. These people are saying things they do not know anything of. I never said that those actions didn't ever happen. Launie and Bobbie Miller's son Morgan in Big Bear molested me while Erin and Cody decided to take vacation. This cousin of mine had a drug problem and ended up messing up his life until recently getting his act together... and Carroll Wood, old Golden West College Chemistry professor, has a long history of raping and molesting his family members for over 50 years... I admitted this to the detectives as well and there is nothing I will not say with a lie detector test or whatever is needed for my family and my friends to understand and believe me. It was hard to come out to say all this and I need help with this matter... a member that works at the Sheriff's department in the county he is being held is his niece and most likely this runninginjoy or whatever character on here. He chooses his victims carefully. I will tell anyone the truth that asks and I will not stop until people know the truth about these men. My family won't believe me. My friends wonder why I waited so long,,, it was only so I could attempt to save the next generation from being put through what I went through... that house was hell and everyone that came close enough to see the truth was pushed away rapidly. Please someone help. I can't do this alone anymore.

Guest
Guest

People, just remember that someone is innocent until proven guilty in this country.  If he is guilty, the truth will come out.  In the meantime, he is sitting in jail while the prosecution tries to conjure up evidence.  All they have right now is her word against his which is why the court dates keep getting pushed back for "evidence discovery."  If the "victim" is lying, she deserves to be prosecuted as well.  She has ruined Cody's life, wasted countless tax dollars while prosecutors try to make something of this case, wasted tax dollars by having an innocent man sit in jail (if he is innocent), and disrupted the lives of the entire family.                  

Oenbo
Oenbo

she wore a police wire, on the wire he admitted to her he was sorry for molesting her. That's why he was arrested, he admitted it.

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

I am a member of this family and please, don't believe everything you hear.  The girl who accused him is his step-daughter who he adopted when she was an infant.  In the past, she has accused two other family members (her grandfather and cousin) of molesting her just to later admit that she made the entire story up.  I'm not saying that Cody did or did not molest her but the police must consider the source of these allegations.  Her pathological lying in the past will come up and she will have some explaining to do.

imtiredgreen
imtiredgreen

@Heathmegjohn86 first of all heather you have the nerve, you knew i was living there with him, you would come visit and play with my little girl like nothing had ever happened to you for four years! i do believe you but your a bitch and i hate you cause you could have told me the first time we met and you could have saved my little girl from all his shit! but no you desided to use him and let him have his way with my little girl! you didnt try to stop nothing!

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

Heather, I AM IN YOUR FAMILY.  I've known you since you were an infant.  That's why I know you are full of crap.  Cody doesn't have a niece working in the sheriff's department.  You tell so many lies, you can't even write an internet post with facts in it.  You are right in one statement though.  You do need help.  No sane person makes up false accusations about sexual abuse just as revenge because their dad took their car away because you stopped making payments.  You said in your post, "He chooses his victims carefully." What victims?  Why haven't they found any more of these supposed "victims?"  I was with him constantly as a child and so were my other female and male cousins.  He has worked around children for a decade and a half.  Where are all these victims you speak of? Why don't you worry about cleaning up your own, very long criminal record before screwing up someone else's life?

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

Have you heard this tape that supposedly exists?  Don't believe everything you hear from people who have been known to lie about everything from the weather to who raised them to their age to abuse.  The evidence hearing already took place and there was no evidence which is why the next hearing was pushed back due to lack of evidence.  Don't talk about things you know nothing about.

Guest
Guest

And you know this how? are you a friend of Heather (Meaghan) or Erin's?  You are aware that they are both pathological liars?  Do you know they pushed back his arraignment for "evidence discovery?"  That's because they don't have enough evidence to convict him.  Don't presume to know anything, you moron.  Where are you getting your information?  Did you also know this accusation came right after Cody took her car away because she is irresponsible and stopped making payments?  Coincidence? I think not.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Runningonjoy All False, your statements are CRAP!!! Cody Charles Johnson is a CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER!!!! Convicted 2 counts felony, he will be imprisoned many years we all PRAY!! Convicted 7-23-14, sentencing 9-12-14, case #11wf1405, occourtscaselookup. free, see for yourself. The Defense postponed this case over 3 years, not the Prosecution. I do love your imagination though and Pray your children don't inherit it, lolol

guest
guest

Runningonjoy..........just wondering..........did he admit guilt in this matter?  Is there another young family member that has anything to say?

Heathmegjohn86
Heathmegjohn86

I am not full of crap and I hope you are there to see him break and admit it so you know what kind of childhood I had to deal with in that hell where she knew... and he did it over and over... if you had the gall to call me I'd tell you. I have nothing to hide. I am no criminal... and you are not my family if you choose to be blind to what was going on. I have witnesses from even when I went to school as a child. I have nothing against anyone in his family and I am sorry that no one believes this messed up situation. It is hard to accept in any matter... but please pay attention when we go to court to how he reacts... and what's up with marrying someone less than his daughter's age, and she had a little girl too... I am not here to talk shit. I am a grown woman facing grown problems and I was told someone worked there by Erin, which we all know how those things go. There is much more fact than you could imagine and it hurts more than anything to go through this alone. I have no reason to do this but to have peace with myself and so it never happened to anyone else by him at least. I know what people are saying but I am doing this for every woman who never got a chance to do what I am doing... I am fearless. I have faced cancer and monsters throughout this time and I refuse to lay down and let these monsters get stronger than they already are. People have problems. I just want him to face himself and what he has done to me and who knows who else. Talk to the detective if you'd like... there's a tape with him admitting to a lot of things that are inappropriate until he realized he was being recorded. I did the same for Erin. I am far away from everyone now and will only come down for trial... that's how much it's affected me since I did all this... it has stirred up memories that I held down for a long time for the sake of many people and reasons just like the one you're giving me now... it is hard to face people that are in disbelief. It is hard to grow up and see the world for what it is. If you'd like to do more research or even call me... do it. I would love for you to hear my side before judgement... it is only fair since you seem to be bashing what little of a reputation I have left. But, I am not worried because like I said I have not one thing to hide. I hope you never have to be put in a situation where someone takes something from you and then everyone calls you a liar... why would I do this? You don't think I am busy fighting for my life? Or am I a liar about that too... I have proof for everything I say. Life is too short to over-dramatize or to lie...especially to people you care about. I hope you and your family the best, I'm sorry I couldn't be quiet anymore...pointless to have pain in your heart and bad thoughts in your mind that will never be healed or go away unless you face them head on like the strong person I have become, I don't have anything against you or anyone in the family... I have all grandma's things if you want them even because I know I am no longer considered family. I understand, but hate that everyone is against me.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Guest Who is the Moron?? YOU GUEST! Who is the Liar....You Again Guest. CODY CHARLES JOHNSON CONVICTED 2 Felony Counts 288 penal code, he will serve many years in Prison we Pray.  Convicted 7/23/14, sentencing 9/12/14. Case#11wf1405 free case lookup, occourts

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Guest were you aware Cody bought the car as a keep your mouth shut bribe??? Pushed back for over a year and a half?? you fool!!! Way to go on throughing names around, your a coward too. who's in Jail?? Cody! Why? He addmited Guilt on a phone call the Police were invited to listen in on!! He was promptly arrested and thank God for a quick acting Police force!! Many in this Family are victims, both his X's, Friends who trusted him, Church Members and the School District just to name a few.The trial is now put off till Feb 2013, Courts dont hold inocent people for almost 2 years without strong proof, otherwise they could face a huge lawsuit. This Guy is a preditor and must be judged in Court, So until then remember molested children are codependant, often lie and tell stories also have a genuine Truth inside. Looks like the truth is showing, Cody got caught at last, may he learn something positive from this.

Bluesideup1
Bluesideup1

How nice of you to use names and to mix up the facts. Pathological liars? Try VICTIMS, you insolent fool.

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

Yes, they questioned his step-daughter 4 different times to get her to say that he had touched her inappropriately and the investigators got the same answer all four times...he did not touch her.  I have talked to investigators on both sides of this case.  Have you?

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

No, he actually pled NOT GUILTY.  Surprise, surprise.  Exactly where are you getting your information?

running
running

"Guest," are you the police?  Do you have information that the rest of the public isn't privvy to?  Or are you gathering your crap from his ex-wife and his accuser?  Cody might well be guilty but YOU certainly don't know that for sure, do you?  Has there been a trial in this case or is he still sitting in jail waiting for his arraignment?  That's right, there has been no trial yet so he is still considered innocent until proven guilty.  And if he IS guilty, then he should be punished to the full extent of the law.  And the accusers mother should also be punished as she admittedly knew about this supposed abuse and did nothing to prevent and even sent her daughter to live with Cody after their divorce.

yourpantsareonfire
yourpantsareonfire

@imtiredgreen

Tanya, you are such an idiot. Just keep your mouth shut and stay away. In this one paragraph above, you say that Heather is honorable but yet she is lying about wanting to protect your daughter. Which is it? Is she honorable or is she a liar? The two traits are mutually exclusive. You are as big of a kook as Heather is.

imtiredgreen
imtiredgreen

@Heathmegjohn86 i hope everyone see's this! Cody is a bad man! but heather you are a honorable person to! sad to say i was that person that feel for Cody's bull, and that little girl that heather is talking about is my little girl! heather is right he did do it, he admitted it to me as they took him away,but heather for four years you came by so often and plaid with my little girl, acting like nothen ever happened to you, letting him do to my little girl like he did to you, until he stopped giving you what you wanted! now my little girl lives with it everyday doing and saying things a little girl shouldnt do or say. so heather i believe you, but dont lie about trying to save my little girl! there is no case between cody and my little girl, because she is to young to testify and would not talk in the cast interview. she would not talk cause he threatened my life to her! who knows what else he has threatened! all i know is both of you should get time! him for what he did and you heather for you knowing and not saying anything to save my little girl!

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

Heather, I asked you this before when you messaged me on Facebook. Where are these supposed witnesses and why haven't ANY of them come forward?  If you knew them as a child, then I know them.  My brother would know them.  But this is just another of your many lies and that's why you can't name one person who will come forward.  Believe me, I have talked with the investigator, the prosecuting attorney and the defense counsel.  You've been caught in so many lies.  It's ridiculous.  What exactly do you think I was going through in high school? I was busy leading a normal childhood and not turning into a malicious and pathological liar like you.  How could you say I wasn't around much? I lived in Westminster, grew up there, worked there, went to school there and was there until I went away for college.  And even after I moved to go away to college, I went home every weekend.  This is ANOTHER one of your quacked out lies. 

Heathmegjohn86
Heathmegjohn86

...and you know how bad he treated grams while she was passing... and his own son... you weren't around that much cuz for real you need to look at everything... you were in high school while I was going through this... you had your own things to deal with that I'm not going to go around and tell the world about. Cody is a bad man... maybe at one point in his life he was good... but little by little he got comfortable with me as his step daughter and while mom was gone. You have no idea what I have to face now or ahead of me... try to see and try to understand why. I do not want to hurt anyone. 

yourpantsareonfire
yourpantsareonfire

@spillsthebeans Where is your proof of this phone call?  Judging by your horrific spelling and grammar, I can only assume you are Erin or Ryan so it makes sense that you actually believe the nonsense that you are typing here.  Who are these victims you are referring to?  All of his true friends are standing by him.  His first wife is a quack and everyone knew she was a liar years ago.  Once Heather made up this story, Erin came out and posted on FB that this was the reason for their divorce.  She quickly removed that crap when I called her out on it.  The thing with sociopathic liars is that they don't realize when they are lying and don't comprehend the consequences of their lies.  If she truly thought this was going on, what kind of mother does that make her?  Rotten!  The worst!  She sent Heather to go live with him!  Why isn't anyone asking her why she would do such a thing?  I can tell you.  It's because all of this is untrue.  Heather knows it.  Erin knows it.  And everyone who knows Cody knows it isn't true.

yourpantsareonfire
yourpantsareonfire

@spillsthebeans Um, he's out on bail now, genius.  He had more visitors while he was in jail than any other inmate there.  He has a host of friends and family who are continuing to stand beside him during this time because those of us who have not been fooled by the insane rantings of a known lunatic know the truth.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Runningonjoy Ur so full of it! Its now been almost a year and a hailf, by the time it gets to trial most likely 2 years from arrest!!!! They dont hold criminals like this without proof and validation. Yes the daughter is a mess, no the mother was never arrested or charged and wont be. Cody is a Monster and will be in prison for many years!! Unlike you and Meaghan I will not reveal your true identity and we know who you are. Its shameful that you spread gossip and missinformation on the web, the proof is who's in jail now and has been since June 6th 2011!To others looking, if Cody had anyone who believed his inocence he could have posted bail easily, he was a popular guy, with many so called friends. Where are they now?? distancing themselves? Why? They all know he's capeble and the Police don't waste resorces foolishly. We will continue to Pray for all involed including you running on air. Thank God Cody is locked up!!

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

The victim is Cody in this situation.  Heather Meaghan Johnson has a long rap sheet that you are free to examine at https://ocapps.occourts.org/ci....  Cody is being held in jail without a dhred of evidence because this little brat is upset that he took her car away once she stopped making the payments on it. 

Runningonjoy
Runningonjoy

Do you know them? Because I do. I've known the alleged "victim" since she was an infant.  The girl is a habitual pot smoker and known liar.  She has lied previously about two other males molesting her only to turn around and deny the abuse ever happened.   I suspect she has endured some kind of abuse at some point but when you are an insessant liar, how can anyone believe a word you say? 

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@seekthetruth @spillsthebeans Hello, The TRUTH is now revealed, Cody is a Convicted Child Molester. I'm posting to show the TRUTH!!! All this MUD slinging!!! Being a member of this Family is rough!! Convicted 2 counts FELONY, Lewd and Lascivious Act with a Minor, in other words he RAPED his Daughter on many occasions. Look it up case 11wf1405, oc court case look-up. No Blame, just fact!

Guest
Guest

I was around Cody the entire time I was growing up and was at his house on a very regular basis.  He took me to father-daughter dances in elementary school.  We were alone together on several occassions and never once did I ever feel uncomfortable in any way.  I told the attorney this well.  Unless you have first hadn knowledge of this family and the history, please stop commenting as outsiders.  The truth will come out eventually and the liars will have to face judgment, whoever the liars may be. 

guest
guest

I agree with you on the idea that If he is guilty then he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I have been informed that her mother was arrested but posted bail. I dont know if he is guilty but if he is they are both extremely irresponsible. Not only was the accuser put in danger but every other young girl in their home (ie. the girl's friends and family) and the children that he came in contact with through his work and other places. I am very interested in the outcome of this case. I want to know the truth.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@yourpantsareonfire @spillsthebeans Ted Bundy and Charles Manson also have many visitors, your point???
 We will now watch those so called followers back off!! Cody will be in prison and will need protection from other inmates. Even common criminals HATE CHILD MOLESTERS, He should fear his future.

Anyone involved with this animal from now on is also EVIL, He Raped his Daughter!!!! Several occasions. proven in court, deny that!!!! Be Friends with an EVIL MAN, see what you get? Trouble!! Please visit your Rapist buddy in prison, let him know we still care, lolol

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@yourpantsareonfire @spillsthebeans Convicted On TWO COUNTS!!!! 7-23-2014!!! Who's pants on fire now Kevin, or whoever this is. Cody Is a CHILD MOLESTER, Proven in COURT!!! Four Square Church of Westminister Beware!! He attends there!! Sentencing 9/12/14, lets Pray he spends Years in Prison, as he deserves. Now he will face Civil Court where Heather Sues him for everything, and she will win.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Runningonjoy Liar!!! The VICTIM IS Heather, Proven by LAW. Cody we Pray spends many years in prison for this.Heather will always be damaged by his actions and maybe she can get help with the money she gets from a Civil Law Suit!! Your postings here have shown your an immature idiot running your mouth wide open with your mind and facts in neutral.  That should be your next "handle" Running with mouth open, mind shut!!! More than 3 years of tax payers money, wasted court time, etc. You should be ashamed and apologize for your postings here!!!! Cody Charles Johnson, Convicted 2 Counts, Felony Counts  on July 23, 2014. Sentencing 9/12/14 Case Closed Running on airbrain!!

truthwillcomeout
truthwillcomeout

@spillsthebeans @seekthetruth You sound like you are obsessed with this whole situation, there is something that isn't right with you. It's almost like you need this attention to feed into your anger. You responded almost immediately to my post. My guess is you are sitting around and waiting for someone to say something so you can jump right in and get your anger and hatred for Cody out. it is odd and sad. I will not be responding.

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@Guest You were LUCKY!!! Your fathers position in Church protected you??? Molesters are clever and choose victims that won't retaliate. Think back at the Michael Jackson environment he created. Jesus Juice anyone??? He was unfaithful and perverted, yet few saw him that way. What a mess he has left!!! WE Pray our Church see's this TRUTH, Cody has no place here!!!!! 

spillsthebeans
spillsthebeans

@guest case#11wf1405, oc court case lookup, free with case number. See for yourself, He is a MONSTER. The Mother was innocent in this, Molesters like Cody are Clever and fool a lot of people. Many Victims here, The family, the Daughter, Friends, Ex Wife's, and Church. Cody is like Micheal Jackson, loves kids games and younger people around him.His home was full of video games and he fooled many as being fun and innocent. He had Church kids over through the years, We Pray no more come forward now, and its been Judged by HIM. God Bless You!!

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