Man gets 25 years for teen’s assault, impregnates her

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EAU CLAIRE  (AP) — A 48-year-old Eau Claire man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager, who later became pregnant.

Eau Claire County Judge Paul Lenz also sentenced Larry Johnson Jr. Friday to 20 years of extended supervision upon his release for the first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 13.

The Leader-Telegram reports ( ) Johnson is accused of having sexual contact with the girl since was 11. She’s now 16.

Police were called Aug. 28 to a hospital on a report of a then-15-year-old girl showing childbirth complications. Police discovered the teen had given birth and the baby girl died of asphyxiation.

A juvenile delinquency petition was filed against the teen.

Johnson was also convicted in 1990 two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child.


  • Mallory

    Is it just me or are these stories sometimes so choppy that they are hard to follow? Am i correct that the girl asphyxiated her baby?

  • dancing in the ruins

    so taxpayers are footing the bill to keep this turd alive for 25 years? let’s just off him.

  • Michelle

    Mallory: What are you reading? No where does it say the teen girl asphyxiated her baby. It states the baby died of asphyxiation, which could mean the cord while delivering wrapped around the baby’s neck. That could be the childbirth complication they also mention.

  • Concerned Parent

    Why would they have filed a juvenile delinquency petition against her? The article said that she came to the hospital with child birth complications and the baby had died from asphyxiation. Did she asphyxiate the baby or was it caused during the birthing process? I guess we need more information in order to know the whole story. So if the baby did die during birth then why is she being charged? We have all these babies dying around the city of Milwaukee from co-sleeping with a parent and absolutely nothing happens to the parents… charges at all! They call it an accident. I call it homicide!!!

  • FollowTheLink

    If you follow the provided link to the Leader-Telegram web site, you’ll get the details.
    “An autopsy determined the near full-term baby girl was born alive and then killed. Police said the teen killed the infant by asphyxiation.
    A juvenile delinquency petition was filed against the teen, now 16, in connection with the baby’s death. Judge Kristina Bourget hasn’t allowed the media courtroom access for the girl’s juvenile case.”

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