Johnson was convicted of one count of felony rape of an intoxicated woman and faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing scheduled for April 20.
In an impact statement to the court Monday, the victim said, in part, according to the release:
COMMENT: In her impact statement, the victim was quoted as saying: "My confident nature has taken a beating. I become anxious around male strangers. ... This whole ordeal has changed me for life. I will never be the same person I was before Thanksgiving 2010....Fortunately for me, a Good Samaritan was sent outside from doing his laundry, and he had a conscience that told him what he was witnessing was not right and he should do something about it."
During the court's proceedings, those present heard testimony that on Nov.ember 25, 2010, Johnson encountered the victim at Godfather's Bar in Tustin, while the victim was visiting family in Orange County and was visibly intoxicated.
At midnight, Johnson took the unsteady victim to his SUV and raped her in the back seat while she was unable to resist due to intoxication. Then, the rapist and two of his friends carried the partially-clad woman and dumped her on an old, dirty mattress in an alley near the bar and fled the scene.
Fortunately, a witness observed the victim being carried into the alley, called 911 and provided the license plate number for Johnson's car.
It needs to be mentioned that criminals worldwide often target foreigners specifically because they may have already have returned to their home country by the time that cases come up for trial. In this case, the offender's assumption was incorrect.