Diboll woman pleads guilty to sex with boy

Natalie Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Sheriff's Office.
Natalie Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Diboll woman has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.

Natalie Deshan Johnson, 33, entered a plea of guilty in Judge Barry Bryan's courtroom, without reaching a plea agreement, to a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Johnson, represented by John Reeves, entered the plea with the understanding that she will have to register later as a sex offender.

Bryan will determine a sentencing at a later date.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the boy told investigators he had sex with Johnson three times at Ewing Park at the State Highway 103 East bridge and three or four times at her apartment in Diboll.

According to the affidavit, the boy was staying with his grandparents on Aug. 6 and 7 of 2011 when they told his parents that he was missing. The boy told his parents that he had slipped away from their residence and Johnson picked him up and took him to his apartment, where he stayed the night of Aug. 6 and had sex with her that night and the next morning. She dropped him off in Moffett later that day, where he called his grandfather to pick him up, he said.

The boy's parents then questioned him about his disappearance, and he told them about his sexual relationship with Johnson.

The boy gave the same statements in interviews with sheriff's office investigators and at the Angelina Alliance for Children.

Phone records showed more than 1,500 calls and text messages to and from the boy's phone to Johnson's phone.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested Johnson in August.

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