Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes in Relationship With Student

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A former Brea high school teacher who pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to sexual relations she had with a 17-year-old student was sentenced to less than a year in jail.


Michelle Johnson is seen in a booking photo provided by the Brea Police Department.

Michelle Lynn Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor and two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

An Anaheim resident, Johnson had been arrested in June in Brea after the student’s parents contacted police.

Johnson was sentenced to 270 days in jail and five years of formal probation, the DA’s office stated.

She must register as a sex offender while on probation.

Johnson was a math teacher at Brea Olinda High School in Brea, where she met her 17-year-old victim and “groomed” him, according to the DA’s office.

The teacher engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with the teen, including oral copulation and sexual intercourse, between April and June 2013.

The sexual assaults occurred both at school and outside of school.

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