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Woman teacher arrested in Livermore for alleged sexual assault

Relationship with boy believed started with text messages, Facebook, police say

Livermore police Wednesday arrested a female high school teacher who is suspected of sexually assaulting a boy under the age of 15.

Police received information Tuesday that Marie Johnson, 40, of Livermore, who is a teacher at Granada High School, allegedly engaged in sexual relations with a boy under 15 years of age, police said.

The sexual assaults allegedly occurred numerous times during a six-month period beginning in December 2010 and ending in May 2011. The relationship was initially formed through text messages, Facebook and through instant messaging on the smartphone app "Words with Friends," police said.

Police said the assaults occurred primarily inside Johnson's vehicle and other undisclosed locations in Livermore.

Police do not believe there were any other victims.

Those with additional information about the case are encouraged to call Livermore police at (925) 294-7531.

Zack Farmer, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Again?


Mike


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I would never assume that there are no more victims. Adults who rape kids usually rape many kids, not just one.

Parents, please ask your children if they have information about the rapist teacher. Students may have heard rumors that have more than a bit of truth to them. Trust you kids to tell you the truth.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

Innocent until the facts come out. Let's hope this is not another witch hunt brought on by a troubled student. If she is indeed guilty, then of course she deserves the stiffest penalty!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Yet another witch hunt. The poor widdle child is always an innocent victim. What BS!

The fact that the "assaults" happened numerous times and in various locations would seem to imply some form of mutual cooperation wouldn't it? What did she do- tie him up and drag him off to her den???

Of course, this teacher knowingly crossed the line with this student,and this is unacceptable, but I somehow doubt that the boy will be forever and ever damaged by his experience.

My guess is that mommy and daddy are far more upset than their darling innocent son.

Since when did we become such Puritians???






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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

Resident: I agree with you. Does anyone remember the 1980's movie that was called Private Lessons? That was about a 14 year old kid who had an affair with the maid. It was no problem back then--why are things so tight now?


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Posted by FnSuite
a resident of Val Vista
on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

Taxpayer cost $10M


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