Former Conroe ISD high school baseball coach sentenced to 7 years in prison for online solicitation of minor
CONROE, Texas – A former Conroe Independent School District baseball coach has been sentenced to seven years in prison for Internet Solicitation of a minor.
According to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Joseph Madison Johnson received his sentence on Nov. 1.
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Court documents say that in October 2021, Johnson, a former Caney Creek Middle School teacher began talking to someone he believed to be a 16-year-old girl in an anonymous online chat room.
Investigators say Johnson believed he was involved in an online dating relationship with the teenager for more than three months.
Court documents further revealed that the two’s relationship continued to escalate and became sexually explicit with Johnson asking the girl to send him nude photos. Johnson and the teenager were said to have engaged in these sexually motivated conversations throughout the school day, even when he was supposed to be teaching.
Although they spent a lot of time talking, there was one thing Johnson didn’t know about the teenager — she was an Internet crimes against children detective from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office 1.
During the first investigation, it was also revealed that he had been talking to another detective who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
Johnson agreed to plead guilty and was sentenced to seven years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
“Cases like this are why we have an ICAC and Public Integrity Unit in Montgomery County. As Johnson now understands, the teacher or coach who dreams of a sick sexual relationship with a student must prepare for the real nightmare of prison life,” said District Attorney Brett Ligon.
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