Valljeo Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Rape On Campus

VALLEJO (CBS/AP) – A special education teacher at a Vallejo elementary school has been arrested on suspicion of raping a developmentally disabled student on campus.

Vallejo police say 56-year-old Jerry Johnson was taken into custody at his home in Elk Grove around 5:30 p.m. Monday on suspicion of raping a person who is incapable of consenting.

Johnson, a teacher at Loma Vista Elementary School, allegedly raped the 18-year-old woman on campus at the end of February.

Lt. Eric Mortenson told the Times-Herald of Vallejo that the attack was reported earlier this month. He said the woman, who had apparently assisted Johnson with other developmentally disabled students, has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old.

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