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ANACORTES — An Anacortes elementary school teacher has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court with three counts of first-degree child molestation.

Robert Craig Johnson, 49, a physical education teacher at Island View Elementary School, is accused of inappropriately touching a girl.

According to court documents, the girl reported the first time Johnson touched her was at the beginning of this past school year.

The girl’s mother reported the incidents to police when she learned about them on June 16, court documents state.

Johnson was placed on paid administrative leave the next day, Anacortes School District Superintendent Mark Wenzel said in a news release.

Since his arrest Friday, Johnson was being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center. He was scheduled to be released Monday on his own recognizance.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141, kwanielista@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kera_SVH, facebook.com/KeraReports

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