Monday, September 19, 2016

Greenfield man sentenced to 24 years for sexual activity with underage girls

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri)

A Greenfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for attempting to entice two teenage victims to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Christopher L. Johnson, 38, of Greenfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 24 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Johnson to a lifetime of supervised release following incarceration.

Johnson, who pleaded guilty on June 28,2016, engaged in text messages and Facebook messages that were sexual in nature with two victims, identified in court documents as Jane Doe 1, who was 16 years old, and Jane Doe 2, who was 13 years old. Johnson admitted in his plea agreement that he engaged in sexual contact with Jane Doe 1 at his residence.

According to court documents, Johnson engaged in sexual intercourse with both of the minor victims. Johnson also asked Jane Doe 2 to take sexually explicit photographs of herself to send to him. Even after the investigation with Jane Doe 2 began in June 2014, Johnson did not cease his behavior, but instead moved onto Jane Doe 1.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI and the Dade County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.

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