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Mason County Central soccer coach charged with student sex crime

10:19 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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LUDINGTON, Mich. (WZZM) - A former high school varsity soccer coach is facing charges for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a player from Mason County Central Schools.

Todd Lane Johnson, 39, of Scottville, is charged with with one count of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.

Superintendent Jeff Mount says Johnson knew the alleged victim through a family friend, and the crime allegedly happened outside of the school, years ago.

Mount says Johnson passed a background check when he was first hired by the district and no other students are believed to be victims.

The school learned about the investigation in September, and Johnson resigned as coach shortly therafter.

Johnson was released from the Mason County Jail after posting a $10,000 10% cash bond.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole says deputies have been investigating Johnson since August 2012.

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