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* Andrew Bruce Cottrell, Clayton Middle School Teacher, was Arraigned on 20 Sex Crime Charges from Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Former Female Student

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A Clayton middle school teacher accused of unlawful sexual conduct with a former female student from February 2010 through last summer was arraigned in Martinez today on 20 sex crime charges. Police served an arrest warrant Friday at Diablo View Middle School for Andrew Bruce Cottrell, 41, who is a math and science teacher there.

Police said the Walnut Creek resident gave a full confession on Friday before being taken into custody at the Martinez Detention Facility, where he remained today, with his bail set at $1.1 million. Attorneys today filed 19 felony counts and one misdemeanor charge against Cottrell stemming from reported sexual conduct with a former female student –referred to in court as Jane Doe — which allegedly occurred in Clayton and in Walnut Creek from February 2010 until August of this year.

The charges included six felony counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a child aged 14 or 15 years old, six counts of lewd acts with a child between 14 and 15 years old and seven counts of oral copulation on a child under 16 years old. Cottrell agreed today to refrain from contacting the former student. He is due back in court to enter a plea on December 29.
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