A Texas teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a former student.
Te Bin Jung, 31, is a current English teacher at Yerba Buena High School in East San Jose.
According to a public notification from the San Jose Police Department, the minor victim’s mother contacted police about a sexual assault on January 9.
“The reporting party, who is the victim’s mother, told officers that she located inappropriate messages on her daughter’s phone from her former teacher,” the public release states. “Officers determined that a sexual assault of a minor had occurred involving suspect Te Bin Jung and the victim. Jung is a current English teacher at Yerba Buena High School.”
The assault on the student allegedly occurred when the victim attended Silver Creek High School while Jung was teaching there.
The victim has been identified only as a 17-year-old female.
The press release continued, “on January 10, 2023, the Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)/Child Exploitation Detail (CED) Detectives assisted with this investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for suspect Jung. The suspect was located and arrested at his residence in San José. He was subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for one count of sexual assault of a minor.”
Detectives working the case believe there may be additional victims “due to the suspect’s position as a person of trust at the school.”
The department is asking anyone with information about the suspect to contact them.
“Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Camarillo #4576 of the SJPD’s ICAC/CED Task Force at [email protected] or call (408) 277-3214,” the department urged. “Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the “Submit a Tip” link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.”
Jung has since been released under the Supervised Own Recognizance Release Program.
Timcast has contacted Yerba Buena High School to inquire about Jung’s employment status — but has not received a response by publishing. This article will be updated if any additional information is provided.