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Monday, May 20, 2013

SJPD has arrested a teacher for attempting lewd acts with a minor

Suspect Grant Blair
San Jose, CA: The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force arrested 41 year old Cupertino Resident Grant Blair for illegally meeting a minor to engage in lewd or lascivious behavior (California Penal Code Section 288.4 - Felony).

The suspect, who teaches 4th and 5th grade at Old Orchard School in the City of Campbell, contacted what he believed to be a minor on the internet and agreed to meet for sexual activity.  The "minor" was in fact a police officer posing as a 13 year old juvenile.  When the suspect arrived at the predetermined time and location, a park in San Jose, officers took him into custody without incident.  The suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

As a precaution, Campbell Police Department detectives interviewed approximately 35 students at Old Orchard School who had prior contact with the suspect to ensure that there were no unreported incidents of lewd or inappropriate conduct.  Old Orchard School administration has cooperated with the investigation and no prior incidents were uncovered.  The suspect has been employed by the school for approximately one year.  The investigation into his previous employment is underway to ensure that there are no victims elsewhere.

"This case shows why ICAC is so valuable to our community," said Acting Police Chief Larry Esquivel.  "Their job is finding and arresting child predators and, thankfully, they're really good at what they do."

Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Detective Sean Pierce in the San Jose Police Department's ICAC (Sexual Assaults) Unit at (408)537-1381. Persons wishing to provide information anonymously may call Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408)947-STOP (7867) or may visit www.tipsubmit.org and may be eligible for a reward. 

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Source http://www.sjpd.org/inews/viewPressRelease.asp?ID=1426
Edited by Anthony Gonzalez for Child Quest International

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