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Missing 15-year-old found alive after mom reports seeing her in dozens of porn videos online

Florida police found a 15-year-old girl missing since last December this week and arrested the man she was with on charges of lewd and lascivious battery of a juvenile — detectives found the pair after the girl’s mother reported dozens of pornography videos of her daughter posted online.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said that Christopher Johnson, 30, denied having sex with the girl, although many of the 58 videos showed him with her. He’s being held on a $75,000 bond.

The girl was identified when she disappeared from her home in Sunrise on December 26, 2018, but because of her age and the seriousness of the crime, CrimeOnline will not be naming her now.

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The Sunrise Police Department issued an alert about the disappearance on February 27, and she was spotted by the store clerk — who was a family friend — the following day at a convenience store. The girl tried to hide her face so as not to be recognized, and the clerk saw her get into a black Dodge Challenger. Store surveillance footage provided photos of two men she was with but not a clear image of the license tag on the vehicle, the Miami Herald reported.

Sunrise police rereleased the alert this summer with photos of the two men and a description of the Challenger. But it wasn’t until September, when the girl’s mother reported that she’d been tipped off about the porn videos, that the case got a significant break. Police recognized the bald man in the videos — posted to online platforms like PornHub, ModelHub, Periscope, SnapChat, and more — as the man from the convenience store in February. And then another witness saw that same man at another convenience store in Davie as he got into a black Dodge Challenger, and this time the surveillance footage provided a tag number.

Police traced the vehicle to Johnson and set up surveillance at his Davie home. When they saw Johnson and girl get into the Challenger on Tuesday, they pulled the vehicle over and arrested him.

The girl told detectives that many of the videos were filmed at Johnson’s apartment. She also said that he impregnated her and took her for an abortion. Police found “paperwork from an abortion clinic” in Johnson’s apartment, a police report said, according to Local 10 News.

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[Featured image: Christopher Johnson/Broward County Sheriff]