An Elk Grove man who taught special-education in Vallejo was convicted Thursday of raping and impregnating his mentally disabled aide in 2011.
According to the Vallejo Times-Herald:
Following about a day of deliberations after a four-day trial, the jurors found Jerry Johnson, 57, of Elk Grove guilty of one count of rape of a person incapable of consenting due to mental and developmental disabilities ... The 8-man, 4-woman jury also convicted Johnson of the enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury on the victim.
The aide, who assisted with other developmentally-disabled students, was 18-years-old but had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old, according to a police statement. The statement described the alleged victim as "incapable of consenting due to [her] mental and developmental disabilities."
The alleged sexual assault took place on the elementary school's campus during school hours, according to the statement.
Johnson had been free on bail since March, according to the Times-Herald. The defense argued that although the relationship was distasteful, it was legal. You can read the details in the Vallejo Times-Herald.
The victim gave birth to the child 14 months ago.