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Walnut Creek Police Department
Friday December 9th, 2011 :: 04:58 p.m. PST
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Walnut Creek Police Detectives Serve Search and Arrest Warrant at Diablo View Middle School in Clayton

WALNUT CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Chief of Police Joel Bryden
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Friday, December 09, 2011 For Immediate Release
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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


INVESTIGATION:

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.

Address/Location
Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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

Tom Cashion
Investigations Bureau
cashion@walnutcreekpd.com
925-943-5880

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