Teacher Krystal Jackson arrested over rape of teen boy in California

Married teacher Krystal Jackson has been arrested after police received reports of her alleged assault of a teen student.

A married teacher has been arrested after allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy at least three times during one-to-one private study sessions.

Krystal Jackson, 39, has been charged following a year-long investigation into claims she was sexually abusing a child in California, in the United States.

She started working as an independent study teacher with Mountain View Independent School in Reedley last year before the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received a tip about her alleged actions.

Ms Jackson was arrested on Friday (local time) and is being held on a $215,000 (A$290,000) bail, according to Your Central Valley.

“Mrs Jackson is in custody,” Fresno County Sheriff Lt Brandon Pursell told the outlet.

“We believe that our victim is safe, which we are grateful for, but we don’t know if there are other victims.”

Detectives allege Ms Jackson had sex with the teen at least three times over the last year, and that she would meet with the student for their regular once-a-week independent study sessions at Dunlap Leadership Academy.

Ms Jackson has been charged with four counts of rape, oral copulation with a child, lewd acts with a child, communicating with a child to commit a felony and meeting with a child for lewd purposes.

“The worst part of this is that our victim was abused, that is number one,” Mr Pursell added.

“But also the fact that our suspect is in a position of trust.”

The school district is working with law enforcement officials but declined to comment on the case.

“Kings Canyon Unified School District administrators recently became aware of accusations regarding a Mountain View School teacher,” a statement said.

“District administrators are working diligently with law enforcement officials who are releasing details regarding their investigation.

“The safety of students and staff members continues to be a top priority and the district will provide counselling and support services to any students or staff members in need.

“The District cannot comment on confidential personnel matters.”

Police believe there may be more victims.

The investigation is ongoing.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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