At his own request, John David Roy Atchison, the indicted federal prosecutor from Pensacola, FL, was taken off of suicide watch.
Atchison waived his detention hearing and stood mute to multiple charges. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
The assistant U.S. attorney has been charged with enticement of a minor using the Internet and knowingly traveling interstate to engage in illicit sex. If convicted of those charges, he could spend up to 60 years in prison.
Today, another count—traveling across state lines to have sex with someone under 12—was added. That one carries a maximum of life in prison upon conviction.
Atchison was arrested Sunday in metro Detroit after several online chats with an undercover officer posing as a mother interested in offering her children for sex. He intended on having sex with her fictitious 5-year-old daughter, police said.
Atchison even had a MySpace.com page, which said he enjoyed spoiling young girls.
Under the user name fldaddy04, name John and caption "Experienced, understanding Daddy," Atchison allegedly described himself in his MySpace profile as: “Handsome, educated, professional, experienced Daddy. I love younger girls. Like everything about you...how you think, talk, act. I'm very understanding and supportive...never ever judgmental.”
The profile goes on to say that he would like to “pamper, spoil, change and take care of” girls.
His general interests are listed as “surfing, diving, boating...everything to do with the water...music and cute girls.”