BROWN DEER, WI (WTAQ) - An autopsy is planned Tuesday on the victim of a house fire at the suburban Milwaukee home of an educator charged with 23 child-sex-related felonies.
The North Shore Fire Department and the state Fire Marshal are investigating the blaze from early Monday at a home in Brown Deer, owned by 47-year-old Ronnie Johnson. He's accused of molesting five children of various ages since 1991, and was charged this past summer.
Johnson is a former charter school leader and Milwaukee public school teacher. He was under electronic monitoring, and was not allowed to leave his house without court approval.
His lawyer, Rodney Cubbie, told WISN-TV in Milwaukee that there were no signs that Johnson left his house. Cubbie said his client was closely following the terms of his bond and, "I'm hopeful that he's okay, but we'll have to just wait and see."
The cause of the blaze remains undetermined.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)