Embrace Families and The Children’s Home Society of Florida failed to oversee a Seminole County foster parent who sexually abused children in his care, according to a suit filed earlier this year.

Justin Dwayne Johnson Sr., pleaded guilty last year to federal charges of producing and possessing sexually explicit images of children. Investigators discovered evidence on his phone and other devices that he filmed and inappropriately touched several young children in his care, including a baby who was just a few days old, starting in early 2017.

In addition to taking videos of the girls in their bedroom and bathroom, Johnson also recorded himself touching the girls’ vaginas and required them to lay in bed with him while he sexually abused them, the suit says.
Johnson made it difficult for caseworkers to perform home visits and case workers did not interview the girls privately, the suit alleges.