Prosecutor: Boise teacher tried to have sex with teen

Prosecutor: Boise teacher tried to have sex with teen
Posted at 2:25 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 16:46:26-04

Ada County prosecutors say a Boise elementary school teacher is accused of attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

The Idaho Statesman reports Michael Johnson of Boise was arrested last week after a sting operation where an undercover police officer posed as a child or the parent of a child offering sex.

The 62-year-old is a teacher at Longfellow and Jefferson elementary schools and teaches physical education in Boise.

An Ada County deputy prosecutor said in court that Johnson agreed to meet a mother and her 15-year-old daughter for sex during an on-line interaction. The “mother” -- the undercover officer -– was working in conjunction with a sting operation coordinated by the Idaho Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar says Johnson has been placed on paid administrative leave.

It's not clear from on-line records if Johnson has obtained an attorney.