60-yr-old Walter Lewis Johnson.
A Florida man has been arrested after police said he allegedly impregnated a 12-year-old girl.
According to WFOX, Jacksonville’s local Fox affiliate, Walter Lewis Johnson is charged with three counts of sexual battery on a person under the age of 18.
The 12-year-old girl told police that Johnson was the man responsible for getting her pregnant, and a pregnancy test taken Dec. 31 confirmed that she was expecting. The minor told police that Johnson performed a variety of sex acts on her, according to the television station; police believe she conceived in early October.
After finding out that the girl was pregnant, Johnson called 911 and threatened to commit suicide, WFOX-TV reported. He subsequently denied having any sexual contact with the girl, and was taken to a Duval County, Fla. prison, where he is being held on $1.5 million bond.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is providing counseling for the girl, who is in the custody of her family, and is investigating how the two met in the first place.
“Our focus is helping the child. It’s not just the abuse that is heinous, but you’re also concerned about the long term effects that can linger many years after the scars go away,” John Harrell, a spokesman for the department told WFOX-TV.