Kenneth Johnson III, a math teacher at Varina High School in Henrico County, Virginia, is accused of stealing shoes and returning them with what police called “biological evidence” inside.
Johnson, 31, is facing charges of four counts of unlawful removal of property, four counts of destruction of property, two counts of attempted larceny, and one count of larceny, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Police had at least four cases where women’s shoes were stolen after being placed outside of their homes, but reappeared days later, sometimes with notes attached in addition to the biological substance. Though police couldn’t confirm what the substance was, they said they believed it was of a sexual nature and stated it was not fecal matter.
In one of the alleged notes, the suspect wrote that he was “a married man and his wife’s shoes did not have a smell and he liked performing perverted activity in the shoes and then returning them," one of the victims told WTVR.
Another victim said she saw the suspect walking away with her running shoes and, when asked what he was doing, he said that he loved the smell of her shoes and sniffed them.
The theft incidents started in early September, and Johnson recently turned himself into police.
Police are seeking more victims and Johnson has been placed on administrative leave.