Bloomington tutor arrested, accused of sexual battery, child seduction

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A Bloomington man was arrested over the weekend after he inappropriately touched two teenagers, police say.

Bloomington Police arrested Richard L. Johnson, 41, on preliminary charges of sexual battery and child seduction.

Police say a concerned citizen contacted them about a man touching two teenagers in a public place. Police reviewed the security camera video from the store, then approached the people. 

After interviewing the teenagers, police learned the man was tutoring them in math and had been touching them since February in public places when they would meet. 

The teenagers told police the touching made them "uncomfortable" and that it was unwanted.

Police say Johnson admitted to touching the teenagers, but said he had no intention of hurting them. He was booked in the Monroe County Jail.

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