Police: Man Had Sex Repeatedly With Girl Met On MySpace

Officers Arrest Man Outside Wal-Mart Store

A Jennings County man was arrested Wednesday on five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor after Indiana State Police found that he had repeated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl he met on the social networking site MySpace.com

ISP Sgt. Donald Gregory said Garry Johnson, 28, of North Vernon, befriended the girl online in November and that they agreed to meet shortly thereafter.

Police said the girl had originally responded to instant message communication from Johnson and that he and the girl had sexual contact on several occasions.

"Make sure you and your kids know with whom they are blogging or communicating, before they treat them as a friend," said ISP Trooper Zachariah Ruble. "If anyone communicates with them in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, it should be reported to a trusted adult."

Johnson was arrested outside of a Wal-Mart store without incident.