FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office arrested a teacher after she was accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student during independent study sessions.
Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested Mountain View School teacher Krystal Jackson, 39, on Friday. Jackson worked for several other school districts in the area before starting her job at Mountain View last year, Lt. Brandon Pursell said, according to Fox News.
The department provided the following overview of the case:
On Friday, detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit arrested 39 year old Krystal Jackson of the Kingsburg area in Tulare County.
She has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on four counts of rape, along with single counts of continuous sex abuse of a child, 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. Her bail is set at $215,000.
On Friday, Sex Crimes detectives, with the assistance of the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, began an investigation into allegations surrounding a teacher named Krystal Jackson of Mountain View (Independent Study) School in Reedley. This school is part of the Kings Canyon Unified School District. Detectives received information of Jackson engaging in continuous sexual abuse of a 14 year old boy. The investigation revealed that Jackson and the boy met at the Dunlap Leadership Academy. Over the course of an unspecified amount of time, Jackson had several one on one meetings with the student and sexual misconduct took place.
This remains an ongoing investigation and detectives are working to determine the locations where sexual abuse may have occurred between Jackson and her now former student.
Authorities believe there are additional victims who have not reported Jackson’s illegal activity. They have asked the public to contact Detective Jose Leon at (559) 600-8205 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org with information.