The West Contra Costa Unified School District is toughening its hiring policies weeks after a popular sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito was arrested for allegedly molesting six students at his previous workplace in Richmond.
Oakland police released a sketch Wednesday of a man who is suspected of inappropriately touching students at two elementary schools in East Oakland in the past two months.
A teacher accused of sexually abusing six elementary school students pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges filed against him in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Friday.
The arrest and the allegations came as a shock to administrators at the school and the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
A teacher was arrested in El Cerrito Wednesday morning for allegedly sexually abusing multiple students at a Richmond elementary school.
Joseph Martin, a former teacher at Woodside Elementary in Concord, is facing 125 felony molestation charges.
A Sunnyvale sex offender who served eight years in prison for sexual abuse of a child in 1989 was arrested last Thursday in Livermore for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl, a police spokesman said.
A San Francisco police officer appeared in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez Friday on charges that he molested a 15-year-old boy in Concord and kept child pornography.
New charges involving an additional victim were filed Wednesday against an award-winning Livermore golf pro who is accused of sexually abusing boys he had been teaching.
A popular golf coach in the East Bay has been charged with child molestation after allegedly sexually assaulting multiple boys during a three-year period, authorities said.