MrAndMrsFish Posted May 14, 2008 Share Posted May 14, 2008 FORT PIERCE - A St. Lucie County schools teacher and coach -- and the father of former Florida Marlins catcher Charles Johnson Jr. -- was arrested Tuesday, accused of molesting two female students between the ages of 12 and 16, according to arrest reports. Fort Pierce Westwood High School math teacher and baseball coach Charles Edward Johnson Sr., 55, has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation, according to the reports. Johnson has been the head baseball coach at Westwood for 24 years, first from 1979 to 1994 then from 2002 to this past season. Westwood has been to the state finals once during Johnson's tenure, back in 1988 when the team finished 21-9 and were beaten by Tampa-Plant in the Class 3A championship game, 12-2. A key member of that 1988 Westwood team was Johnson's oldest son, Charles Jr., who went on to a successful baseball career, first at the University of Miami, then in the major leagues with the Marlins, Dodgers, Orioles, White Sox, Rockies and Devil Rays. His son, an All-Star and Golden Glove winning catcher, was a member of the Marlins 1997 World Series championship team. LINK Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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