San Jose charter school teacher arrested for having sex with minor

San Jose Police Department arrested a 29-year-old charter school teacher on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old student enrolled at Summit Tahoma Charter School.

According to police, the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force booked Zachary Drew into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on three counts for sexual intercourse with a minor and three counts for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

Police say that a preliminary investigation was conducted on February 17th after a parent was concerned about rumors the teacher had a sexual relationship with a student sometime in 2015 and contacted police.

Upon a follow up investigation, detectives found that the school had already concluded their own investigation on the matter. Detectives interviewed the parties involved and concluded that crimes had been committed.

An arrest warrant for Drew was issued February 24th. The suspect then surrendered at the county’s main jail.

Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Detective Jourdenais #4108 of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC/CED Unit at (408)537-1381.