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Newark Police Department CA
Friday December 14th, 2018 :: 05:04 p.m. PST

Advisory

NEWARK POLICE INVESTIGATE INAPPROPRIATE COMMUNICATIONS WITH MINORS BY TEACHER

On September 23rd 2018, the Newark Police Department was alerted to incidents of possible inappropriate communication between a Newark Unified School District teacher and a juvenile. Based on the information, Newark Police Officers and Detectives initiated an investigation into the matter, contacted the Newark Unified School District and received the District’s cooperation. Through their investigation, Newark Police Detectives identified six male victims, ranging in ages from 14 to 17-years-old. Detectives discovered that the teacher, Aaron Holbrook, a 42-year-old resident of San Lorenzo, had sent various inappropriate communications to the victims. The victims are not students at the school which Holbrook was teaching at. Holbrook is no longer employed by the Newark Unified School District.

The case was presented to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for charging, resulting in Holbrook being charged with six counts of 647.6(a)(1) PC – annoying any child under 18 years of age and 272(a) PC – contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Holbrook was booked at the Fremont Police Department Jail on December 7th 2018.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Newark Police Department Investigations Unit Detective Sergeant Shannon Todd (510.578.4988 or via email at shannon.todd@newark.org) or Detective Andrew Musantry (510.578.4956 or via email at andrew.musantry@newark.org).
Information can also be left anonymously on the “Silent Witness” hotline at 510.578.4965.

Captain Jonathan Arguello will be the point of contact for media inquiries. He can be reached at 510.578.4375 or via email at jonathan.arguello@newark.org

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Newark Police Department CA
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-578-4237

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