Crawfordsville couple accused of sexually abusing three children, family dog for years
UPDATE (Sept. 16, 2019)– Sheila Johnson pleaded guilty to bestiality and sexual misconduct with a minor. All other charges were dismissed. She was sentenced to 12 years in jail, with 567 days of jail credit. The final three years of the sentence were suspended.
In July, Keylin Johnson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor and possession of child pornography. All other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to 10 years in jail with 492 days of jail credit. He’ll also have 18 months of probation.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A couple in Crawfordsville is accused of sexually abusing three children and their dog for years, the Journal Review reports.
Keylin L. Johnson, 52, and Sheila L. Johnson, 44, face more than a dozen charges. Keylin’s charges include multiple counts of child molesting and possession of child porn. Sheila has been charged with multiple counts of child molesting and bestiality.
The police investigation began on February 25, 2018 when one of the victims came forward and confided with a woman about the abuse.
The victims say the abuse began in 2012, and it also involved sexual relations with the family dog, according to court documents obtained by the Journal Review.
Keylin told the victims it was a “normal way of life.” He is accused of filming the abuse, and investigators found sexually explicit images and videos on his laptop and cell phone.
According to court documents, Keylin told investigators during an interview he was “guilty of internet porn and other stuff.”
The couple remains in the Montgomery County Jail on $50,000 surety/cash bond. Sheila’s jury trial is set for July 31, and Keylin’s is set for August 14.