KEY POINTS

  • A California teacher, 39, is accused of having sex with her male student, 14, at least three times during private study sessions
  • The teacher was booked on rape and child sexual abuse charges
  • Authorities believe there may be more victims who have not yet come forward

A 39-year-old teacher in Reedley, California, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old student at least three times during independent study sessions.

Krystal Jackson was arrested Friday by Fresno County Sheriff's Sex Crimes Unit detectives. The arrest came after a year-long investigation into allegations that she was sexually abusing an underage student.

Jackson, who began working as an independent study teacher with the View Independent School in Reedley last year, is currently being held in Fresno County Jail on $215,000 bail, Your Central Valley reported.

“We believe that our victim is safe, which we are grateful for, but we don’t know if there are other victims,” Fresno County Sheriff Lt. Brandon Pursell stated.

Jackson is facing 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 unidentified male victim was part of an independent study group at the Dunlap Leadership Academy, where the alleged crimes were believed to have taken place.

Jackson would meet the 14-year-old boy during their regular, once-a-week study sessions at the Dunlap Leadership Academy, according to KFSN-TV. Detectives said an investigation revealed that Jackson allegedly had sex with her student at least three times in the past year.

Kings Canyon Unified School District, which oversees Jackson's school, is now cooperating with authorities in the investigation. However, they have limited their comments due to the sensitivity of the matter.

“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,” an official statement from the district read.

Detectives handling the Jackson case are now looking into whether or not there were more victims who have yet to come forward.

Authorities are encouraging anyone who may have information related to the matter to reach out to them. Tipsters can call Detective Jose Leon at (559) 600-8205 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

The investigation is ongoing as of this writing.

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