Sergeant Robert Johnson shot himself in his truck which was parked on the Highway 787 Bridge in North Liberty County. Thus ended a six-hour standoff between Johnson and negotiators from the County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Ranger.
Harris County Precinct 1 Sergeant Robert Johnson, once named Officer Of The Year, killed himself after confessing to a long history of sexually abusing children.
There will be no ‘Officer Down’ tribute for Sergeant Robert Johnson, no celebration of his final act of cowardice here, but I do rest in the knowledge that there is a special place in Hell reserved for pedophile cops like him.
“Robert Johnson did some terrible things and he will meet his maker to answer for that. I am here to tell anyone who harms children in this case or any case that the good law enforcement officers are coming for you. I can tell you I am here to speak and stand for the victims today, tomorrow and for years to come,” Constable Alan Rosen said in a statement to KPRC 2.
The sexual abuse allegations against Johnson were being investigated by several agencies, including the Houston Police Department, Alvin Police Department, Texas Rangers, the FBI, and the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office.
Johnson’s lone redeeming act was to identify another deputy and a dispatcher who are also involved in abusing children with him before he killed himself.
Dispatcher Christina McKay and Deputy Chonda Shalett Williams were immediately fired from the department, arrested and charged for their involvement in the child sex ring.
Court documents allege Johnson and Williams had sex with a minor while the child was passed out from taking pills and alcohol provided by Johnson. That minor has come forward, documents show, to share memories from at least one of the incidents that happened in December 2020.
Authorities claim McKay admitted to seeing Johnson sexually assaulting a passed-out minor in a hotel room, records show. McKay told authorities she provided Johnson with pills so that he could sedate the child victims, according to court documents. Documents say that the incident McKay saw happened in August 2020 and that she did not report it until 10 months later, saying she feared Johnson. Authorities say McKay made reservations at the same hotel 20 times in the previous 12 months.
“Chief Harrison spoke to Johnson for hours because it was important to us to try to prevent a suicide and most importantly to get any and all facts relative to this case that we could get from him,” said Harris County Constable Alan Rosen.
“We wanted to know everything. We wanted to know who the victims are and how long this has been going on.”
“There was a lot of people who spoke highly of him as a police officer. It’s pretty apparent that everyone around this guy had no idea he was a pedophile. No idea. Not his wife. Not his friends. Not his coworkers. Nobody,” Constable Rosen said.