LOGAN — A 20-year-old Heber City man has pleaded guilty to enticing a Logan teenage boy over the internet and sending him pornographic photos of himself. Grant F. Johnson accepted a plea deal that could still send him to prison.
Johnson appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He waived his right to a trial and confessed to one count of enticing a minor over the internet, a second-degree felony; and a second charge of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony. As part of the accepted plea deal, prosecutors dropped the remaining 10 charges against the defendant.
Johnson was arrested in October after the victim disclosed to his parents that he and Johnson were having a sexual relationship. The two also had exchanged pornographic photos of each other through a social media app.
The teenage boy told deputies that he would ride his motorcycle to a remote location in the county and meet up with Johnson. The two would vape, using THC laced cartridges, and get high. They would then climb into the backseat of the defendant’s vehicle and engage in sexual activity.
The victim claimed Johnson would meet him on a regular basis, once or twice a month. The defendant was apparently traveling to Logan to attend psycho-sexual therapy.
Court records show, in 2016 Johnson was convicted of having sex with the same teenage boy. Earlier this year he also pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
Johnson is being held in jail without bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced February 24 and could face up to 15 years in prison.