WARSAW — Johnny Lee Leer, 27, 11139 N. Humpty Dumpty Drive, Cromwell, is being charged with a level 4 felony of sexual misconduct with a minor and a level 5 felony of child solicitation.
On June 16, James Smith, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a complaint of sexual misconduct with a minor. When Smith arrived he talked with a man who just found out a minor female relative of his had sexual intercourse with Leer.
The man told Smith the minor had met Leer through Facebook and showed him a text message where the minor admitted to having sex with Leer.
Smith spoke with the minor, who told him that Leer had sent her a friend request on Facebook a couple of weeks prior to the incident.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the minor admitted sending nude photos to Leer and received nude photos of Leer in return. The minor also admitted Leer had sent videos of himself masturbating and texts stating he wanted to do a lot of sexual things to the minor.
Leer requested the minor to meet with him for sex.
On June 12, the minor went to Leer’s residence and stated Leer was waiting outside. Leer then escorted the minor into the residence and into the bedroom, where they began kissing, which then led to sexual intercourse.
Leer is being held on a $25,250 surety and cash bond.