MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Pembroke Pines Police say Leverick Johnson is accused of taking advantage of his position to proposition and solicit sex from one of his 13-year-old students.
According to Pembroke Pines Police, Johnson works as a middle school teacher and junior varsity football coach at Somerset Academy in western Pembroke Pines where “(Johnson) befriended his 13-year-old student and requested for her social media information and cellular number.”
Police say “(Johnson) expressed the importance of keeping their relationship a secret with the child and inquired when the child is home alone so that they can smoke marijuana together.”
Police say Johnson requested photos of the 13-year-old and asked her if she found him attractive.
At one point, the police report says the “(Victim) expressed her concern in regards to their age, at which point, (Johnson) responded, ‘I am grown. And? Longest you act mature and let me teach you things you’ll be just fine.’”
An internet search revealed that Johnson played high school football at Miami Northwestern and played college football at Western Kentucky University.
Investigators say that on two occasions Johnson grabbed the buttocks of the 13-year-old while at school and there’s more disturbing details. Police say “…(Johnson) summoned (the victim) to meet him in a staircase near his classroom where he knows that there is no CCTV so that he can receive (a sex act) from the child.”
The victim told police she never engaged in any sex acts with Johnson.
Investigators say they searched his phone and found incriminating text messages between him and the 13 year old victim.
Pembroke Pines Police say this is a good time to remind parents to try to keep tabs on who their children are talking to online or on social media.
They also say that if you believe your child had inappropriate contact or communication with Leverick Johnson, you should call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954) 431-2200.