SAN JOSE – A highschool trainer has been arrested on suspicion of exchanging sexually suggestive social media messages with an underage scholar at a close-by highschool, together with requesting nude footage, in accordance with San Jose police.
Tre Devonte Owens, 29, was arrested Sunday at his dwelling in Hollister, police mentioned Thursday. Police mentioned Owens was suspected of a number of critical intercourse crimes. Data Thursday confirmed he was out of custody and no legal prices had been filed.
Though Owens, who taught at Herbert Hoover Excessive Faculty this yr, is accused of getting illicit messages with the coed and arranging for her to be taken to high school on at the very least one event, he isn’t suspected of sexual assault, police mentioned.
In response to police and the San Jose Unified Faculty District, directors at Lincoln Excessive Faculty acquired a tip that the person had “inappropriate sexual contact with a minor on social media,” prompting them to alert SJPD. The division assigned its Web Crimes In opposition to Youngsters and Baby Exploitation Data Activity Pressure to research.
“We’re grateful that the people got here ahead and shared data, permitting us to instantly work with legislation enforcement,” the district mentioned in a press release. “College students are sometimes the primary to note inappropriate conduct. It takes lots of braveness and conviction to report one thing you already know is fallacious… We thank everybody who helped us reply so shortly.
The following investigation led to Owens’ arrest and the issuance of a search warrant, police mentioned. He was booked on suspicion of possessing little one pornography, contacting a minor for sexual functions and annoying or harassing a minor. If convicted of these crimes, Owens might be required to register as a intercourse offender.
A San Jose Unified spokesman confirmed Thursday that Owens just isn’t at the moment employed at Hoover or every other district faculty and that the district is “following our established course of for personnel issues,” however didn’t elaborate on his particular employment standing.
Anybody with details about the case can contact Detective Mike O’Grady at [email protected] or by telephone at 408-537-1381. Suggestions can be left with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or at svcrimestoppers.org.