California art teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students, police say


Art teacher after school in California Bay Area He was arrested on allegations of sexually assaulting two female students.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Stephen Eugene Tay, 33, worked at an undisclosed elementary school in San Jose. press release.

Stephen Eugene Tay is still being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail without bail.
(Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office)

The Sexual assault allegations It was said to have occurred in 2016 and 2017 during the after-school art program, the sheriff’s office said.

In 2020, Thailand located the two minor victims via social media and attempted to contact them, according to Sheriff’s Office.

At least 269 K-12 teachers were arrested for child sex crimes in the first nine months of this year

The Sheriff’s Office’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit (SAIU) has conducted an “extensive” investigation into the allegations and an arrest warrant has been issued for Thailand.

Thailand on Wednesday was arrested and booked into the main prison in Santa Clara County on two counts of obscenity and debauchery with a child under the age of 13, contact with a minor to commit a sexual crime, and harassment and molesting a child under 18.

Court records show that he remains in custody as of Thursday without bail. He appeared for the first time in court on Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately clear if he had hired a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.


Investigators believe there may have been additional victims. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 408-808-4500.

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