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Walnut Creek Police Department
Tuesday June 5th, 2018 :: 02:13 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Teacher arrested for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child

WALNUT CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Chief of Police Thomas Chaplin



June 5, 2018


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WCPD CASE NUMBER: 18-17432

CRIME DESCRIPTION / CODE: 288 (a) PC-Lewd Act or Lascivious Acts with a Child and 314 PC – Indecent Exposure

BAIL AMOUNT: $1.2 million

SUSPECT: Brandon Genest, 27 year-old male from Walnut Creek _________________________________________________________________________________________

On June 4, 2018, the Walnut Creek Police Department arrested Brandon Genest at his residence on a warrant for two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child and three counts of Indecent Exposure. The arrest occurred after an investigation into allegations that Genest had the victims inappropriately touch him while he was employed as their babysitter. Genest is a high school teacher at Bentley School in Lafayette and is currently on administrative leave. During the investigation it was discovered that Genest has worked as a babysitter for numerous families in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Genest has advertised his services on the following websites: Sittercity, Urban Sitter, Care, and numerous Facebook groups. At this time there are no other known victims.

If you have any information related to this case to please contact Detective A. Martin at (925) 943-5870.

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

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

Tracie Reese
Investigations
reese@walnutcreekpd.com
925-943-5894

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