A press release detailed an arrest of a man on allegations of stalking who he believed to be a 14-year-old.
The Arkansas State Police is continuing its investigation of a Mountain Home man following his arrest earlier today. Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division arrested Michael Adam Johnson, 35, after he is alleged to have set-up a meeting with a 14 year-old Missouri boy to engage in sexual activity.
The teenager lured into the meeting was actually a Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper assigned to the Drug and Crime Control Division. The trooper, posing as a teenager, had engaged in an Internet conversation with Johnson who subsequently propositioned the undercover officer and arranged the meeting in Mountain Home for the purpose of engaging in sex.
Johnson is presently charged with one count of Internet Stalking of a Child, (Class Y Felony) and is being held at the Baxter County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $75,000.
Arkansas State Police CID special agents executed search warrants today on Johnson’s property and are continuing their investigation to determine whether Johnson had arranged similar meetings with actual minor age victims or committed other Internet sex crimes.
State Troopers of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division and Mountain Home Police Department Officers assisted state police special agents in the arrest and today’s search.