OKEECHOBEE — A registered sex offender was arrested Friday and faces charges from Citrus and Pasco counties, one of which relates to accusations of sexual activity with a minor, an Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office release states.
Michael Carl Johnson, 53, on Friday was arrested on a warrant from Citrus County that charged him with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in stolen property. Investigators also learned of a warrant from Pasco County relating to unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Johnson, of the 3100 block of Southeast 21st Court in Okeechobee, was arrested in 1983 and 1986 in connection with sex-related charges involving children.
In 1987, he was convicted and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Johnson was released in September 2010 and registered as a sex offender in Pasco County. On Sept. 1 of this year, Johnson moved to Okeechobee County.
He will be taken to Pasco and Citrus counties to face the new charges.
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