Church Youth Mentor Sentenced to Life for Using Myspace to Molest Boys
He created a fake account to lure them in
Antoine Johnson, 29, of Gwinnett County, Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison on three counts of aggravated child molestation.
Aside from the actual act, what made his crimes so heinous is that he used a fake Myspace account to lure his teenaged victims.
In 2008, Johnson created a Myspace profile posing to be a 14-year-old girl named "Kristen." He used photos of a scantily-clad woman from another profile to create the fake one. He claims he initially did it to flirt with a friends younger brother to boost his self-confidence. He says things got out of hand when one of his eventual victims stumbled on the "Kristen" profile and started making sexual advances.
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From that point, Johnson would stay in character mode over the net and even use a falsetto on the phone when talking to the boys. He would then set up late night rendezvous with the teens for them to meet "Kristen." When the boys would meet and see that it was him instead, Johnson would tell them that they had to have sex with him in order to meet her. Victims say that Johnson told them that this would teach them about loyalty and how to keep a secret.
Prosecutors and even the judge in the case say that this is one of the sickest trials they've ever had to participate in.
"I have said to my staff several times that I think society is going to hell in a hand-basket," said Superior Court Judge Timothy Hamil. "Frankly, I think this case proves that."