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Zebulon teacher charged with indecent liberties with student

Posted July 1, 2009 4:34 p.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2010 1:33 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County elementary school teacher is accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with a student.

George Christ Johnson, 60, of 1794 Ravenwing Drive, Fuquay-Varina, was charged Wednesday with two counts each of taking indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a student by teacher, according to arrest warrants.

Johnson was a first-grade teacher at Wakelon Elementary at 8921 Pippin Road in Zebulon, according to the school's Web site.

The charges stem from two incidents where improper contact allegedly occurred between Johnson and a 7-year-old girl while on school property.

The school district says a parent first complained to an administrator about Johnson, then law enforcement was called to investigate the alleged May 8 offenses.

Johnson, who had been a teacher in Wake County since 2007, was placed on paid administrative leave while police investigated the claim, said Michael Evans, a school district spokesman.  Johnson resigned from the school on June 12.

Johnson was released on bond Thursday.

Johnson is the tenth school employee accused of sexual charges in the WRAL viewing area since January of last year.