Bradenton man charged with human trafficking

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:45 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Wed Mar 5, 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives have arrested a Bradenton man they say had sexual relations with a 15-year-old and sold her for sex.

38-year-old Elroy Johnson was arrested Monday and charged with Human trafficking, three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child, and Possession of a Photo of Sexual Performance by a Child.

The victim told investigators that Johnson, known to her as "Coby", gave her a ride in his SUV and gave her marijuana.  She says Johnson took photos of her and posted them on a classified ad website.

He offered to bring her a guy to have sex with for $200, and they would split the money.  The victim says she didn't have sex with the man, but he paid her anyway.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.


Send your photos & videos to and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.