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Child pornographer must also pay $1.6 million in restitution


A Burgaw man already sentenced to 60 years in prison for making child porn must also pay more than $1 million for his crimes.

A federal judge ordered Dennis Johnston to pay $1,662,930 in restitution. Investigators say Johnston repeatedly abused two children for six years until his arrest in 2008. They say he also videotaped and photographed the boy and girl during the forced acts. The boy was eight when the abuse started, and the girl had just turned five.

Johnston received his 60-year prison sentence back in December.

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For certain

he's not going to a minimum security "country club" to serve his sentence.

Sixty years will seem like an eternity in general population. Friends and family may want to include vasoline in his monthly visitor packages.

He will be properly motivated. At least that's what you read on this website and see in the late evening movies.

What happens now?

He didn't get enough years and the money won't take away from what he has done - but it is a start. My only question is:


I am all for sticking it to

I am all for sticking it to this guy. 60 years is not enough for him unless he has the money sitting in an account somewhere what is the point of this? It is things like this that make people question the legal system.

The people questioning this

The people questioning this ruling have obviously never been sexually abused and to have it taped no less for all the world to see? Of course, those kids will never see the full amount, but whatever money he makes in prison and whatever few assets he may have, should be sold and the monies turned over to cover this ruling. Why should the victims have to pay for the counseling they will need for the rest of their natural born lives? The damage to their little souls and trust can never be recovered, but rulings like this should be a sign to all abusers and peddlers alike, if you screw with a child, YOU PAY!


Glad they caught the SOB, but where is he going to get a million bucks?
Lock him up and throw away the key!!!!