MANCHESTER, N.H. — A man who teaches in New Hampshire and lives in Maine is accused of posing as a young girl on a social media site and persuading an elementary school student to share inappropriate images of herself.

Police charged Paul Johnson-Yarosevich, 34, of Acton, Maine, on Monday with prohibited use of a computer.

The investigation started in December, after the parent of a pre-teen girl told police about the contact. Police said the girl thought she had been communicating with a female student around her age.

The Manchester School District says Johnson-Yarosevich, a physical education teacher employed by the district since 2005, was placed on leave before his arrest.

A phone number listed for him rang unanswered Monday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could comment on the charges. Police say he’s being held on $5,000 bail.


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