Prince George's County man faces 115 years for stalking ex-wife

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Scott McCabe,Prince Georges County

A Hyattsville man was found guilty of stalking and harassing his ex-wife, including setting up fake online profiles seeking sex from men.

Michael Anthony Johnson was convicted on 73 counts and is facing a maximum of 115 years in prison at his sentencing July 18.

Prince George's County prosecutors said Johnson set up fake online profiles on Facebook, Craigslist, Blackplanet and other Internet sites, claiming to be his ex and asking men to come to her house for sex. In one posting, he told men to come to her house and rape her.

After deliberating for approximately three hours, the jury convicted Johnson of one count of stalking, 10 counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of harassment, seven counts of harassment by electronic mail and 53 counts of violation of a protective order.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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