Clayton Middle School Teacher Accused Of Sex With Former Student

CLAYTON (CBS SF) — A Clayton middle school teacher was arrested Friday on suspicion of having sex with a former female student, a Walnut Creek Police Department sergeant said.

At noon, Walnut Creek detectives and Clayton police served a search warrant and an arrest warrant at Diablo View Middle School and arrested Andrew Bruce Cottrell, who was a math and science teacher there.

The 41-year-old Walnut Creek resident allegedly gave police a full confession.

He was booked into Martinez Detention Facility on six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, two counts of lewd acts with a victim who is 15 years or 14 years old, and nine counts of oral copulation with a victim under 16 years old.

The alleged acts all happened within the past year, Walnut Creek police Sgt. Tom Cashion said Friday Night.

Cottrell’s bail was set at $975,000.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Walnut Creek police at (925) 943-5844.

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  • Jo Montblanc

    “Cottrell’s bail was set at $975,000.”

    This is FAR higher than Jerry Sandusky’s bail.


  • popo

    Yes we should be concerned about ‘what’ is Teaching our children. Cannot believe some of the teachers and Coaches today. Guess that’s why they chose that profession

  • harviele

    Yes, you have to hold the teacher accountable but another thing we should be concerned about is the willingness of the kids to participate in sexual acts with their teachers. The kids should not be let off just because they are underage. If it is illegal for a man to have sex with an underage girl or a woman to have sex with an underage boy then it should also be illegal for an underage person to have sex with an older person. Actually the best way to stop these things from happening is to arrest an prosecute the underage participants as well.

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