13-years in prison for Jackson man who molested teen

MARIANNA – A man guilty of molesting a teenager has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, State Attorney Larry Basford announced.

A jury found Nathan Robbert Johnson, 49, guilty March 25 of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.

Nathan Robbert Johnson

At sentencing Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Ana Maria Garcia denied a defense motion for a lesser sentence and ordered the defendant to prison for 13 years. Judge Garcia also designated the defendant a Sexual Offender and ordered that he have no contact with the victim or her father.

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At trial, Jackson County Chief Prosecutor Shalla Jefcoat called 5 witnesses – including the victim and 3 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies – and presented evidence proving that the victim was molested by Johnson in early 2022. The act was discovered when a parent saw a diary entry made by the victim.

When deputies questioned the defendant, he made admissions to having committed the act, according to testimony.

Basford thanked the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for its handling of the case, the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, and the victim for taking the stand and testifying.

For more information, contact Mike Cazalas at mike.cazalas@sa14.fl.gov, or call 850-381-7454.