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Chippewa Falls woman gets 4 years in prison

No contest plea entered to meth possession, causing child mental harm

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 50-year-old Chippewa Falls woman accused of possessing child pornography, being party to soliciting a child for prostitution and possessing methamphetamine was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison and three years of extended supervision.

Nancy M. Johnson, 890 Pumphouse Road, pleaded no contest in Chippewa County Court in April to causing mental harm to a child and possession of meth. She was initially charged with possession of child pornography and soliciting a child for prostitution.

District Attorney Wade Newell sought the four-year prison sentence.

“She sold out this girl and made references of this girl to men for sexual activity,” Newell said.

Newell noted that one year of the four-year sentence is for the meth possession.

“Meth is destroying the community — both adults and children — and this is a perfect example of it,” Newell said. “It isn’t just those using it, it’s people who are around them are being affected by it.”

According to the criminal complaint, a Chippewa Falls police officer obtained a search warrant in October to obtain Johnson’s cellphone. He found sexually explicit videos of a young girl, perhaps between age 4 and 6, and a young boy, likely between 8 and 10 years old. In one video, the girl was having sex with the young male, while an adult male and adult female touched her during sex.

The officer also found a text message exchange between Johnson and an adult male, where she describes the girl’s physical attributes, and the man asks “you want an amount” (of money)? She wrote back that “nothing is off limits” and saying she thought it would be fun for the girl to join them for sex.

Johnson also was charged with three counts of theft and one count of misappropriating an ID, but those counts were read in to the court record and dismissed.

Johnson failed to show up for her sentencing date July 16, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was taken into custody Aug. 27, and her bond was revoked.

Contact: chris.vetter@ecpc.com

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