Anacortes teacher charged with child molestation

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — An Anacortes elementary school teacher has been charged with three counts of first-degree molestation of a child.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports Island View Elementary School physical education teacher Robert Craig Johnson was charged in Skagit County Superior Court.

According to court documents, the 10-year-old girl reported the first time Johnson touched her was at the beginning of the current school year.

Documents say the girl's mother reported the incidents to police when she learned about them June 16.

Anacortes School District Superintendent Mark Wenzel says Johnson was placed on paid administrative leave the next day.

Since his arrest Friday, Johnson was held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

He was scheduled to be released Monday on his own recognizance.

It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.