Assistant principal arrested on sexual assault charge

Marvin Johnson (Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

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Marvin Johnson (Credit: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

An assistant principal in southeast Georgia was arrested Monday after turning himself in on a sexual assault charge, police said.

Savannah High Assistant Principal Marvin Johnson, 43, allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Savannah High student, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police said in a news release.

The assault, which allegedly occurred off-campus at the end of January, was reported May 1. Johnson is charged with sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

He was released on a $5,000 bond about 24 hours after he turned himself in, according to the Chatham County jail.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact detectives on the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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