Friday, February 15, 2013
Forrest William Johnson
Johnson faces a second-degree felony charge for online solicitation of a minor. After his arrest, Johnson was transported to Williamson County Jail, where he remains in custody in lieu of a $20,000 bond. If convicted, Johnson faces two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting online child predators. In 2003, he created the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation. The Cyber Crimes Unit and the Fugitive Unit, which locates sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole and could be stalking children, have combined to arrest more than 2,800 sex offenders. Cyber Crimes Unit investigators also have traveled to schools and communities statewide to offer educational cyber safety programs.
For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the attorney general’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.