Man Will Spend Next 150 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault

An Amarillo man will serve 150 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the sexual assault of a child.

34-year-old Joseph Anthony Johnson was convicted and sentenced Friday on two counts. 

Johnson was originally placed on eight years probation for the offenses, but the case went to trial after the State said he violated his community supervision seven times.

Witnesses testified on his failure to follow required probation conditions and participate in the court-ordered Sex Offender Therapy program.

Judge Stuart Messer found that he had violated the terms of his community supervision and convicted him to two separate counts of sexual assault of a child and ordered that the prison sentences run consecutively, resulting in a total of 150 years in prison.