A Clayton middle school teacher was arrested today on suspicion of having sex with a former female student, a Walnut Creek Police Department sergeant said. At about 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 tonight. 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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