VALLEJO, CA - An Elk Grove man suspected of raping a developmentally challenged student aide was arrested Monday afternoon.
Jerry Johnson, 56, was a special education teacher at Loma Vista Elementary School, said Vallejo police Lt. Eric W. Mortenson. Johnson taught children ranging from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten.
The 18-year-old victim, who has the mental development of a 7-year-old, was a student aide helping Johnson with the other developmentally disabled students, Mortenson said.
The assault allegedly happened on school campus during school hours.
Mortenson said Johnson was taken into custody on a $750,000 arrest warrant.
Johnson's arraignment Tuesday afternoon on one count of rape of the developmentally disabled with an enhancement of great bodily injury was continued until a public defender could be assigned to him. The enhancement stems from the fact the victim is pregnant.