FAIRFIELD, Ohio - The man who sent text messages to a teenager the day before her death pleaded guilty to several charges Friday.
George Davis, 24, pleaded guilty to importuning, trafficking in heroin and attempted compelling prostitution.
Davis sent 15-year-old Chelsea Johnson multiple text messages on April 15, the day she disappeared, offering to exchange heroin for sex. Cellphone records also showed a two-hour conversation between Johnson and Davis.
Davis was sentenced to 30 months in prison for the charges he pleaded guilty to and was also sentenced to 36 months consecutively for a probation violation. He will also have to register as a Tier 2 sex offender 25 years after his release.
Johnson was found stabbed to death the day after the text messages were sent near a creek about a mile from her Fairfield home.
"I don't know that we knew the total relationship (between) them," said Fairfield Police Chief Mike Dickey. "They were family acquaintances within a circle of friends and family."
Police will not refer to Davis as a suspect in Johnson's murder and Dickey said he doesn't typically use the phrase "person of interest" because it is often confused with being a suspect.
"As to the homicide investigation itself, we will be looking at all aspects of it and continue our investigation in that vain," said Chief Dickey.
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