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SJPD arrests teacher for Sexual Assault of a Minor Under 14
Filed under Press Release, on 10/7/2017 7:49:00 AM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME:  Sexual Assault of a Minor Under Age 14   CASE NUMBER: 17-278-0878
LOCATION: Dartmouth Middle School , San Jose
SUSPECT: Samuel Neipp AGE: 34 Years
ADDRESS: Gilroy Resident

Suspect: Samuel Neipp
San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force arrested Samuel Neipp for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Minor Under 14 (felony)  Penal Code 288(b)(1), Oral Copulation (felony)  Penal Code 269(a)(4), Possession of child pornography (felony) Penal Code 311.4(c), and Extortion (felony) Penal Code 520.  Neipp is a  music teacher at Dartmouth Middle School and the Assistant Band Director at Branham High School.

The investigation revealed that the suspect threatened to post nude photos of the victim.  Detectives launched an investigation and determined that the suspect had a three year sexual relationship with the victim.  Neipp was the victim's music teacher at Dartmouth Middle School when the relationship began.  Neipp used his position of authority to exploit the victim into a sexual relationship. The victim was a 13 year-old student at the time.

On October 6, 2017, detectives arrested Samuel Neipp at Dartmouth Middle School and subsequently booked him into the Santa Clara County Jail on the listed charges.

Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears #3413 of the San Jose PD's ICAC/CED Unit at (408) 537-1397.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
BY: Ofc.Gina Tepoorten  #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265
DATE: 10/7/2017 TIME: 8:00 AM DATE: 10/7/2017   TIME: 8:00 AM


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