Cape Coral man sentenced to life in prison for sexual battery on a child

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Horacio Johnson (CREDIT: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A 39-year-old Cape Coral man was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of sexual battery on a child.

A jury found Horacio Johnson guilty following a 2-day trial in Cape Coral, according to the state attorney’s office.

He was also sentenced to 30 years for being found guilty of lewd or lascivious molestation. His victim was younger than 12 years old.

In 2019, Johnson coerced a child into sexual acts and then raped the child at a home in Cape Coral, prosecutors said.

The child reported the crime to an adult who then contacted the Cape Coral Police Department.

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