A married teacher has been arrested after allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy at least
three times during one-to-one private study sessions.
Krystal Jackson, 39, has been charged following a year-long investigation into claims
she was sexually abusing a child in California.
She started working as an independent study teacher with Mountain View
Independent School in Reedley last year before the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and
Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received a tip
about her alleged actions.
Jackson was arrested on Friday and is being held on a $215,000 bail, according to
Your Central Valley.
“Mrs Jackson is in custody,” Fresno County Sheriff Lt. Brandon Pursell told the outlet.
“We believe that our victim is safe, which we are grateful for, but we don’t know if
there are other victims.”
Detectives allege Jackson has sex with the teen at least three times over the last year,
and that she would meet with the student for their regular once-a-week independent
study sessions at Dunlap Leadership Academy.
Jackson has been charged with four counts of rape, oral copulation with a child, lewd
acts with a child, communicating with a child to commit a felony and meeting with a
child for lewd purposes.
The worst part of this is that our victim was abused, that is number one,” Pursell
added. “But also the fact that our suspect is in a position of trust.”
A statement said:
“Kings Canyon Unified School District administrators recently
became aware of accusations regarding a Mountain View School teacher.
“District administrators are working diligently with law enforcement officials who
are releasing details regarding their investigation.
“The safety of students and staff members continues to be a top priority and the
district will provide counseling and support services to any students or staff members
in need. “The District cannot comment on confidential personnel matters.”