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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