According to court records, 37-year-old David Johnson used various online media platforms to engage in sexual conversations with minors in Florida and Ohio. He requested explicit visual images from the minors and also sent them explicit images of himself. Independently, each minor contacted law enforcement in their respective states. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had an undercover agent converse with Johnson online. Johnson believed the agent was a 14-year-old child. Johnson demanded that the “child” send him explicit images. Within days of starting the investigation, authorities arrested Johnson at his residence in Marinette.

Upon the completion of his 12 year prison sentence, Johnson will spend 15 years on supervised release. He will also have to register as a sex offender under state and federal law.