Anoka-Hennepin bus driver charged with criminal sexual conduct

Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

A bus driver in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, employed by Kottkes’ Bus Service, was charged with criminal sexual conduct crimes March 24 and March 27.

“The complaints are in regards to incidents that occurred outside of school and were not part of his regular job duties,” Keith Paulson, Anoka-Hennepin School District’s director of transportation, said in a message to Jefferson Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Blaine High School families earlier today.

Glenn David Johnson, 52, of Blaine, is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies.

Johnson is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls known to him March 6 and 7.

The girls reported Johnson’s alleged actions to personnel at Blaine High School, who contacted law enforcement, according to the criminal complaints.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office interviewed both girls and Johnson before arresting him.

In a non-custodial statement, Johnson said one of the girls hugged him, and he put his arm around her. He denied touching the girl’s stomach or pelvic area, which she said he did, according to the complaint.

In another statement made a week later, Johnson allegedly said he tried to break up the hug by placing a hand on the girl’s chest, and when that failed, he placed his hand on her stomach to break free, the complaint states.

Johnson is on leave from his position as a bus driver where he served 196 families, according to district spokesperson Jim Skelly.

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