18-year-old school employee suspected of sexually assaulting 8-year-old student

SUNNYVALE (KRON) — Sunnyvale officials announced the arrest of an 18-year-old school employee for allegedly assaulting an 8-year-old student.

Jonathan Chow, of Cupertino was arrested at around 5 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting the child earlier in the day, according to the city’s Department of Public Safety.

Chow worked as a part-time lunchtime monitor and extended care teacher’s assistant at the Spark Charter School at 739 Morse Avenue, according to public safety officials. Chow has been employee at the school for one month.

The young female victim was identified as a student at the charter school but it’s not clear if the incident happened on campus.

Investigators have not identified any other alleged incidents or victims, according to public safety officials.

The school is an independent nonprofit that operates under an agreement with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, according to its website. The campus opened on Aug. 18 and serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, the website says.

Chow was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on felony charges

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the department’s investigation unit at (408) 730-7120.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s