Florida couple, Rob and Marie Johnson of Port St. Lucie, FL. have been arrested, accused of years of sexual abuse of a teenage girl because God said it was good. According to the girl, who is now 21 years old, she was subjected to “horrific physical and sexual abuse” almost from the very moment she moved in with the Johnsons.
The girl, who wants to stay nameless, moved in with the couple at age 13. The Johnsons are strict followers of the Old Testament and believe in the Biblical definition of marriage: the idea that a man is allowed to have multiple wives and that they are his property.
By the time the girl was due to graduate middle school, she was an unwilling participant of sexual relations with the couple. She was forced to call Rob Johnson “Master” and had to endure five years of mental and sexual torture before she was able to move to Indiana.
The girl stated that when the Johnsons couldn’t control her with the Bible they would threaten to release her into state custody. The girl said she had unwilling sexual relations with both of them over 500 times. When she would resist, Marie Johnson would hold her against a wall by her throat until she submitted to the sexual demands She was also often beaten for not doing her chores.
The entire time the Johnsons were abusing the young girl, Rob Johnson held Sunday school classes for his family at their home, invoking Old Testament Bible passages to justify the grotesque actions. The girl was not allowed to attend real school and was homeschooled.
She wasn’t allowed to use the phone and had to sleep in the same room with the sick couple. The young girl also rehearsed scripted excuses if a doctor asked her about her about her sexual activity.
Rob and Marie Johnson were arrested and charged with two accounts of felony child abuse. They have been released on bond. According to WPTV’s Katie Johnson, the couple, “didn’t seem remorseful during interviews with police.”