An Atlantic City man who committed the unthinkable has admitted to his grievous and heinous crime.

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Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced Wednesday that Deandre Johnson, 24, of Atlantic City has plead guilty to first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault of an 8-year old boy.

Acting Prosecutor Shill said that Johnson admitted to performing a sexual act on the boy in December 2018 during his plea hearing.

For his criminal act, Johnson was sentenced to 15-years in prison without parole.

He is also subject to registering with Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life as part of his guilty plea.

Johnson was arrested, charge and has been sitting in a cell at the Atlantic County Justice Facility since January 2, 2019.

Acting Prosecutor Shill said that the ACPO Special Victim’s Unit ran the investigation.

Assistant Prosecutor David Ruffenach represents the state in this matter.

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The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

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