After-school art instructor in San Jose accused of sexually assaulting two students

Stephen Eugene Thai, 33, is accused of sexually assaulting two students at an elementary school where he worked, authorities said.

An after-school art instructor in the South Bay is accused of sexually assaulting two students.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said Stephen Eugene Thai, 33, worked at a San Jose elementary school where the alleged incidents occurred. Authorities said the assaults happened between 2016 and 2017 during the after-school art program.

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Authorities said in 2020, Thai found the two victims through social media and attempted to communicate with them.

The sheriff's office launched an investigation and later issued an arrest warrant for Thai.

He was arrested on Thursday in San Jose on several sexual assault charges.