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.
A former San Jose day care worker found guilty of sexually abusing nine children was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison.
A 68-year-old man who lived at a child care facility in Sunnyvale operated by a relative has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children there, police said.