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    Boston Teacher Charged With Assaulting Teen

    Alfred Johnson, a teacher at Codman Academy in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, is accused in the indecent assault of a teenager.

    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

    A Boston teacher is facing multiple charges in connection with the assault of a young teenager over the winter.

    Alfred L. Johnson, 35, of Brockton, was arraigned Wednesday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on two counts of indecent assault and battery and two counts of assault with intent to rape a child.

    The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said Johnson allegedly assaulted a young teenager with whom he had an "inappropriate relationship" this winter.

    Johnson is a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester. The alleged assaults did not take place at a school.

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    One mother says she got an alert from administrators.

    "It just said he was taken out of here without incident and they just wanted to let us know, because they didn't know if any children had experienced him being taken out, so for the well-being and everything of the children, they wanted the parents to know," she said.

    "Alfred Johnson is on leave," Head of School Thabati Brown said in a statement. "As this is a confidential personnel matter I can't comment any further. I'm confident the issue will be handled by the police. We are cooperating with the investigation."

    A judge set Johnson's bail at $10,000 and ordered him to surrender his passport, stay away from the victim and have no unsupervised contact with minors.

    He is being represented by attorney Kelli Porges and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday for a bail review.

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