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Walnut Creek Police Department
Friday December 9th, 2011 :: 04:58 p.m. PST

Walnut Creek Police Detectives Serve Search and Arrest Warrant at Diablo View Middle School in Clayton

Chief of Police Joel Bryden

Friday, December 09, 2011 For Immediate Release

WCPD Case Number: 11-41371

Date / Time Occurred: Friday, December 09, 2011 at approximately 1200 hours

Location: Diablo View Middle School, 300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton CA

Crime Description: Unlawful sexual intercourse

Suspect: Andrew Bruce Cottrell
41 years old
Residence: Walnut Creek

Press Release Prepared By: Sergeant Tom Cashion


On 12/9/11, at approximately 1200 hours, Walnut Creek Police Detectives with Clayton PD served a Search Warrant and Arrest Warrant at Diablo View Middle School and arrested Andrew Bruce Cottrell, who is employed as a math and science teacher at the school. Walnut Creek Police then executed a Search Warrant at his house in Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek Police Detectives obtained a full confession from Cottrell. Cottrell was booked into Martinez Detention Facility for six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 (PC 261.5(d)); two counts of lewd acts with a victim who is 15 years or 14 years old (PC 288(c)(1)); nine counts of oral copulation with victim under 16 years old and defendant is over 21 years old (PC 288(a)(b)(2)), and his bail was set at $975,000.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Walnut Creek Police Department at
(925) 943-5844.

Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5844

Tom Cashion
Investigations Bureau

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