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Woman Moves Away After Ex Impersonates Her Online



    Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins spoke with a woman who lost her government security clearance and had to relocate after her husband impersonated her online, posting ads on sex sites and social media. (Published Monday, June 17, 2013)

    News4 spoke exclusively with a woman whose ex-husband impersonated her on sex sites and social media.

    Last week, a jury convicted 32-year-old Michael Johnson of more than 80 counts connected to the online impersonations of his wife.

    He posted ads on sex sites and social media, and connected with would-be johns, sending as many as 50 men to her Hyattsville, Md. home per day.

    "Police were like, 'You have to prove it was him. How do we know it's not come girl?' I was like, no one else would hack into my email address," the woman told News4.

    She has moved out of state and asked News4 to use her name.

    Johnson posted rape fantasies inviting men to kick down her door and have sex with her. He also posted prices online for sex with her three daughters and the 2-year-old son the couple had together. He even sent a message to her daughter's school website saying, "I will have sex with the teachers in return for passing grades."

    One year later, and the victim is still contacting various websites in an attempt to clear her name.

    "I think there is still a Tagged account up and a Black Planet account," she said. "They were like, since we don't have a subpoena and we don't have anything legal, there's nothing we can do."

    For 45 days, Johnson also called and emailed his ex. While he got jail time for violating her stay away order, the online impersonations were almost impossible to prove.

    "No one wanted to  help me until he wrote the letter as if he already killed me," said said.

    Johnson's email meant for police to read after he killed her said, "I gave her all the chances to not let it get this far but she refused so her blood is not on my hands."

    IP addresses and email user names eventually led police to Johnson. A jail cell call between him and his mother also proved his guilt.

    "Did you know you were going to get in trouble?" his mother asked. "Yeah, I know," Johnson answered.

    "Didn't you know you're not supposed to do stuff like that?" she asked. "Yeah, I know," he replied.

    In the time since the postings began, the victim lost everything and is now starting over.

    "Everything that took so long to build and I worked so hard for... I had to just walk away from it," she said.

    Johnson could face more than 100 years behind bars when he is sentenced.