|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA July 23, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 17-YEAR-OLD MALE STUDENT
FULLERTON – A high school math teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male student. Michelle Lynn Johnson, 45, Anaheim, is charged with six felony counts of oral copulation of a minor and three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of eight years and four months in state prison. Johnson is out of custody on $20,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned late morning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the North Justice Center in Fullerton. The time and Department are to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Johnson is accused of working as a math teacher at Brea Olinda High School in Brea. She is also accused of privately tutoring several students during non-school hours and off school property. The defendant has been placed on leave from the high school.
Johnson is accused of meeting 17-year-old John Doe at Brea Olinda High School and befriending and grooming the victim. Between April and June 2013, the defendant is accused of engaging 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.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794 or Brea Police Department Detective Debbie Stark at (714) 990-7638.
Deputy District Attorney Lexie Elliott of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.