|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF2253
May 20, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
FORMER HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 17-YEAR-OLD MALE STUDENT
FULLERTON – A former high school math teacher was convicted today of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male student. Michelle Lynn Johnson, 46, Anaheim, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor and two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. She was sentenced to 270 days in jail, five years of formal probation, and must register as a sex offender while on probation.
At the time of the crime, Johnson worked as a math teacher at Brea Olinda High School in Brea. She also privately tutored several students during non-school hours and off school property. She was placed on leave from the high school.
Johnson met 17-year-old John Doe at Brea Olinda High School and befriended and groomed the victim. Between April and June 2013, the defendant engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with the victim including oral copulation and sexual intercourse. The sexual assault occurred on multiple occasions outside of the school and at the school.
The victim’s parents contacted police after becoming suspicious of the relationship between Johnson and their son.
During today’s sentencing, the mother and father of John Doe delivered an impact statement to the Court describing how the crime has not only impacted their son but the negative effect it has had on themselves and their family.
Deputy District Attorney Nancy Hayashida of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.