May 28, 2024
Police said the suspect initiated a sexual relationship with the victim when he was her teacher.

MILPITAS – A former Milpitas High School teacher was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting one of his students in 2016, according to authorities.

The victim, who is now an adult, reported the assaults in July, the Milpitas Police Department said in a statement.

An investigation determined that the 56-year-old suspect initiated a sexual relationship with the victim seven years ago, when he was her teacher at the school, according to authorities.

The teacher’s employment with the Milpitas Unified School District ended in 2018.

On Tuesday, detectives arrested the suspect at his home in San Mateo. Police said he was booked into Santa Clara County jail on several counts of felony sexual assault.

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Anyone with information related to the case can contact the police department at 408-586-2400 or the crime tip hotline at 408-586-2500.