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Mountain Dwelling, Ark. man accused of making an attempt to satisfy baby for intercourse pleads not responsible

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. (KY3) – A man from Mountain Home, Arkansas, pleads not guilty after authorities undercover arrest him.

Michael Adam Johnson, 35, was admitted to the Baxter County Detention Center on March 4 on bail for $ 75,000.

Johnson allegedly organized a meeting to have sex with someone who was working undercover and pretending to be a 14-year-old boy in Missouri, according to Arkansas State Criminal Investigation agents.

Johnson was charged with prosecuting a child, a class Y crime, on the internet. He pleaded not guilty on March 11th.

Arkansas State Police say the person who lured Johnson into the meeting was actually a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper assigned to the Drugs and Crime Department.

The soldier posing as a teenager had had an internet conversation with Johnson, who then suggested the undercover officer and made an agreement to meet at Mountain Home to have sex.

Arkansas State Police’s CID special agents executed search warrants on Johnson’s property in early March and are continuing their investigations to determine whether Johnson arranged similar meetings with actual underage victims or committed other internet sex crimes.

According to the Arkansas State Police, state troopers from the Highway Patrol Division of the Arkansas State Police and the Mountain Home Police Department assisted state police agents with the arrest Thursday.

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