Decatur man arrested in child porn sting

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Jonathan S. Johnson. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Jonathan S. Johnson. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A 35-year-old Decatur man was arrested by Fayetteville Police during a July 9 undercover operation, and was taken into custody on electronic porn charges. The man sent explicit photos to the undercover officer who was posing as a 14-year-old female.

Jonathan S. Johnson was charged with electronic porn and child exploitation, and electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said a Fayetteville detective on June 26 acting in an undercover capacity as a juvenile female made contact with an adult male subject identified as Jonathan Johnson.

During the time frame of June 26 through July 9, Johnson sent explicit photos of his genitals and requested the same of the person who he thought was a 14-year-old female, said Burdett.

Burdett noted that no explicit photos were sent to Johnson, adding that he requested to meet the juvenile.

A felony warrant was sought and obtained, and a meeting time and place was arranged, said Burdett.

Johnson arrived at the location and was taken into custody, Burdett said.