A former foster parent was convinced of recording and sexually abusing children in his care. He was sentenced to 170 in prison, according to the Department of Justice. 48-year-old Justin Dwayne Johnson Sr., who lived in Sanford, Florida, was sentenced to federal prison on four counts of production of child sexual abuse material, one count of possession of child abuse material, and one count of production and attempted production of child sexual abuse material.
According to Child Protection Services, they began to investigate Johnson back in January of 2022. This after he had allegedly told one of his acquaintances that he was secretly recording his foster children “in the nude.” He also reportedly stated that he had several videos of him “ touching the children.”
Justin Dwayne Johnson Sr. Arrested
Johnson reportedly took care of over 20 children in the past three years, according to Fox 35 Orlando. When detectives look through Johnson’s phone they revealed there were several images and videos of child sex abuse material. A total of 18 children were identified as victims of sexually exploited by the former foster parent. According to reports by Law & Crime, victims ranged in age from infancy to 16 years old.
“Instead of offering a haven for foster children, this predator betrayed the children with a home of horrific abuse,” FBI Tampa Special Agent in Charge David Walker stated. “The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force is committed to identifying, locating, and recovering the innocent victims of sexual abuse and ensuring their abusers are brought to justice.”
Johnson also reportedly took several pictures up women’s skirts in several locations throughout the years. Sanford police chief Cecil Smith released a statement on Facebook after sentencing for Johnson was announced. “Johnson’s crimes are particularly disturbing, in that he was in a position that is expected to provide protection and care to already vulnerable children, and he exploited that role and further victimized these young children. I hope his sentence brings some comfort to those who he has abused.”
The case was investigated by Sanford police, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.