FREMONT (KRON) — A Fremont high school teacher has been arrested on charges involving sexual misconduct with a student, officials with the Fremont Unified School District announced Thursday.
Washington High School Physical Education teacher Corine Audiat, 32, was arrested on Nov. 24 for unlawful sex acts with a minor, according to police.
Audiat has been charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her students at Washington High School, police and prosecutors said on Thursday.
Police first began investigating the incident on Nov. 23 after receiving a report of alleged sexual misconduct involving Audiat and a boy.
Detectives learned that Audiat and the victim began talking earlier this year.
The conversations became more inappropriate over the course of several months and they eventually engaged in unlawful sexual intercourse, police said.
According to court documents, Audiat has been charged with contacting a minor to commit a sex crime on May 17, then child molestation a day later. She is charged with another two counts of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sex crime in June, and then unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor on June 15.
Prosecutors also charged Audiat with sending harmful material to a minor with sexual intent
Audiat was booked into Santa Rita Jail. She has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and will not be returning to the school.
“Our students’ safety remains above all our highest priority and any threat to that safety is taken very seriously,” school officials said.
Audiat was also a swim coach at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. She has been employed by the Fremont Unified School District since 2008.
“This is an unfortunate situation that we are sure has generated anxiety and many questions within our community. We will do our best to pass along any new information as quickly as possible,” district officials said.
Counselors and other resources are available to students, according to the district.
Anyone with information they feel may be helpful in this matter is urged to contact the Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900.