Man sentenced for sexual battery on girl in Columbian Park bathroom

Scott Johnson (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Scott Johnson (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A homeless man was sentenced Thursday to 35 years for inappropriately touching a 16-year-old girl who is mentally handicapped.

Scott Johnson, 49, was convicted of criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery earlier this month.

According to prosecutors, the incident happened in August 2012 in a Columbian Park bathroom.

The teen was eventually able to push him away and run home.

Because of a 2006 sexual assault conviction in Colorado, he was also found to be a habitual offender and must register as a sex offender for life.

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