A Shreveport man convicted last month in Caddo District Court for repeatedly raping a male juvenile relative, was sentenced to life in prison Monday, September 11, 2017, in that same court.

For the crime of aggravated rape of a child under age 13, Edward Keith Johnson, 55, must spend the rest of his natural life in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, he was told by District Judge John Mosely Jr. at his sentencing.

Johnson’s child victim, age 6 when he finally reported the attacks in 2015, was present for sentencing. The child was escorted into and out of court by the advocacy group, BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse.

Johnson was convicted by an eight-woman, four-man jury that determined after a weeklong trial that ended August 14, that Johnson repeatedly sexually abused his victim, a relative by marriage, numerous times over several months prior to March 2015. That was when the 6-year-old victim finally told his grandmother of the oral and anal rapes he had suffered, as he testified to the court, “too many to count.” The rapes occurred at Johnson’s residence on Charles Street in Shreveport, at a shop in Bossier City and in the parking lot of a local supermarket, the court was told. The grandmother reported the attacks to authorities and Johnson was arrested in April 2015.

Johnson was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Britney A. Green and Pam R. Moser. He was defended by Michael Enright and Michelle Andrepont.