VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A Challenger School of Sport and Fitness teacher has been arrested for the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl.
Authorities said that on November 19, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Station received a report that Johnny Albert Bean, 38, of Victorville, had sexually abused the small child at the Challenger School of Sport and Fitness around 5 years ago. The allegations were investigated by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail. Through investigation, an additional victim was identified. The second victim corroborated the first victim’s disclosure. Bean has taught Kickboxing, as well as other classes since 2006 at Challenger School of Sport and Fitness.
Bean has been a multiple subject and Kickboxing teacher at the Challenger School of Sport and Fitness in Victorville since 2006. The investigation led to the arrest of Bean, who was booked at the High Desert Detention Center but has since posted bail and has been released from custody.
“Our district was contacted by law enforcement in December with information about the alleged incident from several years ago, and we immediately placed Mr. Bean on administrative leave and have been working closely with the Sheriff’s Department to ensure a thorough investigation,” Challenger Elementary administration said in a letter to parents. “ School officials said that they will be making counselors available for students, staff, and families who may be in need of support.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing Bean’s booking photo. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective David Rayenhartz at the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).
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