SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A teacher at a San Jose charter school was arrested allegedly for having sex with a teen student who attends the school, according to police.
San Jose police reported Thursday that the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)/Child Exploit Detail (CED) task force arrested 29-year-old San Jose resident Zachary Drew after he surrendered himself at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Wednesday.
A police investigation was instigated on February 17 after a concerned parent contacted the department about a rumor involving a 17-year-old student who had a sexual relationship with a teacher at Summit Tahoma Charter School sometime in 2015.
Detectives followed up on the tip and discovered the school had already identified the alleged suspect and victim and conducted their internal investigation. Detectives interviewed the involved parties and determined that Drew had engaged in sexual intercourse and other sex acts with the teen, police said.
San Jose police presented their findings to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued.
Drew was arrested for three felony counts of sexual intercourse with a minor and three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.
Anyone with additional information regarding the case is urged to contact the San Jose Police Department’s ICAC/CED Unit at 408-537-1381.