Sentencing handed down to Eau Claire man found guilty of child enticement

UPDATE: July 2018
Eau Claire (WQOW)
– An Eau Claire man convicted of supplying drugs to young teenagers and paying one of them for sexual contact is going to prison. 

Judge Shaughnessy Murphy sentenced Richard A. Johnson to five years behind bars on Friday.

In February, a jury convicted him of supplying cocaine and alcohol to a 13-year-old girl and two of her friends, then paying that girl to have sexual contact with him.

Johnson must register as a sex offender. 


UPDATE: October 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW) – 
Meanwhile a man accused of supplying drugs to teenagers, and paying one of them for sexual contact Is found guilty, after a three-day trial, in which Richard A. Johnson acted as his own lawyer. 

A jury found him guilty on Wednesday of child enticement, child sexual assault and delivering marijuana. He was found not guilty of delivering cocaine. 

According to the charges, Johnson, 65, gave cocaine and alcohol to a 13-year-old girl and two of her friends numerous times at his home on Whipple Street.

The teen said on one of those occasions, he paid her to have sexual contact with him.

Johnson will be sentenced in May. 


Eau Claire (WQOW) – An Eau Claire man is accused of supplying illegal drugs to young teenagers and paying one of them for sexual contact.

Richard A. Johnson, 65, was charged on Monday with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in September. The girl told investigators Johnson gave her and two of her friends cocaine and alcohol numerous times at his home on Whipple Street in Eau Claire.

The teen said on one of those occasions, he paid her to have sexual contact with her. Police said Johnson first denied the contact, then said he thought she was 19 but eventually admitted to the crime.

Johnson is charged with child sexual assault and child enticement.

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