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Montgomery man convicted of human trafficking

A 50-year-old Montgomery man is facing charges of human trafficking and electronic solicitation of a child according to authorities.

Thursday’s court documents show Leon Johnson knowingly solicited a child to engage in sexual servitude.

He is also accused of traveling around the state of Alabama in an attempt to engage in sexual servitude with a minor.

Johnson is in the Montgomery County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.