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Phoenix-area teacher arrested for alleged sexual conduct with student

(Glendale Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a student, police said Friday.

The Glendale Police Department said it received information earlier this summer that Allen Scott Johnson had the relationship with the female student in 2011, when he was working at Cactus High School.

The student, who has not been identified, first met Johnson when she was 16. The alleged relationship began when she was 17.

Johnson was the girl’s teacher and also gave her private debate and acting lessons.

Police said Johnson allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with the victim three times during a recorded phone call and when he was arrested.

He has been charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, a Class 2 felony.

Police said Johnson has made threats in the past to commit suicide or or murder his autistic son.

Johnson worked at Cactus High School from January 2010 to December 2012. He is a teacher at Paradise Valley High School and was placed on administrative leave after his arrest Thursday.

The Paradise Valley School District said Johnson passed a background check and fingerprint clearance in 2013.

“PVSchools is cooperating fully with the Glendale Police Department on their investigation,” the district said in a press release.

Police do not believe there are any more victims, but anyone with information on the alleged crimes are asked to call 623-930-3000.

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