The Sonoma Police Department said that on Monday, they arrested a 45-year-old high school teacher who lived in Santa Rosa for allegedly molesting a student who reported the incident.
Officials revealed that AP history teacher Darian Tucker from the Sonoma Valley High School was transferred into the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Main Adult Facility. Authorities said that the suspect was given a felony charge of meeting a minor for lewd contact.
A news release by the police department said that an investigation followed a complaint of a “sexually inappropriate relationship with a female student” sent to the department on January 14. Afterward, authorities quickly arrested the suspected teacher.
Officials said evidence was gathered and analyzed by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault detectives. They also discovered emails with sexually inappropriate content that spanned about three months, the San Francisco Gate reported.
“The suspect and victim did not meet in person,” said the police department. Additionally, police said that Tucker was released on a $50,000 bail.
However, authorities said they released a photograph of the suspect to the public, believing that he may have had other victims that they do not know about.