Guilty! Matthew Yamamoto, Rocklin, California (arrested Sept 2012)

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    Matthew Yamamoto, 33, physics teacher at Whitney High School [Rocklin Unified School District], Rocklin, California (previously taught at Winters High School [Winters Joint Unified School District], Winters, California), "suspicion of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a [juvenile female] student at the school"

    CBS Local Sacramento: Whitney High School Teacher Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Student (Sept 17 2012)

    Rocklin Police detectives served a search warrant at Matthew Yamamoto’s residence Monday morning and subsequently arrested the teacher, 33, for child molestation and for arranging for a meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act. Police received information on Saturday regarding an unlawful intimate relationship between a Whitney High School teacher and a juvenile female student at the school.

    Matthew Yamamoto, Rocklin, California, Whitney High School, Rocklin Unified School District, Winters High School, Winters Joint Unified School District, Winters
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    News 10: Rocklin teacher accused of student sex charges (Sept 17 2012)

    Lt. Lon Milka says investigators were contacted by the mother of the 17-year-old girl on Saturday night that her daughter and teacher Matthew Yamamoto might be engaged in an inappropriate relationship. Yamamoto, 33, teaches at Whitney High School where the alleged victim is a student. Police investigated and arrested Yamamoto at his Rocklin home. He was booked into Placer County Jail for child molestation and arranging to meet with a minor for the purposes of committing a lewd act, according to the police report.
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    KCRA: Whitney H.S. teacher arrested on molestation charges: Parents told police of student-teacher relationship (Sept 18 2012)

    Days before the district was scheduled to name him Teacher of the Year, police arrested a Whitney High School educator on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Matthew Yamamoto, 33, will face charges of molesting or annoying a minor and arranging a meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act. Police took Yamamoto into custody from his Rocklin home after conducting a search there Monday morning.
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    Sacramento Bee: Rocklin teacher arrested in student sex case (Sept 17 2012)

    A 33-year-old high school teacher was arrested by the Rocklin Police Department on Monday and is being held on suspicion of having an "unlawful intimate relationship" with a 17-year-old female student. Matthew Yamamoto, a Whitney High School physics teacher, remain in Placer County jail pending $100,000 bail, said Lt. Lon Milka, a spokesman for the department. He faces charges for child molestation and for arranging for a meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act.
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    CBS Local Sacramento: District Says Legal Concerns Delayed Notifying Parents Of Teacher’s Arrest (Sept 18 2012)

    A teacher of the year at Whitney High School has been accused of molesting a student, and parents are left wondering why they were kept in the dark so long about his arrest. Parents had questions Tuesday about why the Rocklin Unified School District hadn’t said anything about the arrest of Matthew Yamamoto, which happened Monday morning ... The superintendent said they needed legal counsel approval before they could let parents know what happened. Even then, a copy given to CBS13 of the phone message left by Principal Debra Hawkins to parents never mentions Yamamoto by name.
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    Phone message to parents, courtesy CBS Local Sacramento:

    Good evening – this is Debra Hawkins, Principal of Whitney High

    I’m calling to inform you of a situation that has occurred here at
    school. Through an investigation launched by the administration
    and in collaboration with local law enforcement, a teacher has been
    arrested for inappropriate conduct with a student.

    I am not at liberty to provide you with specific information during
    the investigative process; however, if this teacher is found guilty, we
    have initiated legal actions to ensure that this teacher will never
    return to Whitney High School.

    Please be assured that our primary focus continues to be the safety
    and well-being of your children and their academic preparation for
    college and the work force. We will continue to be vigilant in
    providing this environment for all of our students.

    Thank you for your continuing support of Whitney High and all that
    you do to make it such an outstanding school.
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    Crime Voice: Popular Rocklin teacher arrested for molestation (Sept 18 2012)

    Rocklin Police have arrested Whitney High School physics teacher Matthew Scott Yamamoto, a 33-year-old Rocklin resident, on charges of child molestation and arranging to meet a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act. information Saturday about an intimate relationship between Yamamoto and a 17-year-old female student at Whitney High. Their investigation prompted a search warrant, which was served at his home this morning, and resulted in his arrest.
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    Rocklin Today: Rocklin Whitney High teacher arrested on child molestation charges (Sept 17 2012)

    On September 15, 2012, Rocklin Police officers received information regarding an unlawful intimate relationship between a Whitney High School teacher and a 17 year old female high school student from the same school. Rocklin Police detectives served a search warrant teacher's residence this morning and subsequently arrested the teacher. Matthew Yamamoto, 33 years, of Rocklin was arrested for child molestation and for arranging for a meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act ... According the his own blog, Yamamoto is originally from Santa Rosa, California and graduated from UC Davis in 2001 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
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    News 10: Rocklin teacher charged for contact with second student (Nov 12 2012)

    According to court documents examined by the Placer Herald newspaper, Whitney High School physics teacher Matthew Yamamoto, 33, now faces eleven criminal counts in connection with the two students ... Yamamoto exchanged nearly 50,000 text messages with one of the girls, according to the documents, and held secret nighttime "stargazing" dates with the other. Witnesses described Yamamoto as "touchy-feely" with his students, particularly the girls, and was known to approach his female students and touch their legs or rub their shoulders, according to the documents. The documents reveal that Yamamoto was counseled about his behavior by colleagues, but was never reported to law enforcement.

    News 10: Rocklin teacher charged for contact with second student (Nov 12 2012)
  10. Update On Child Molester High School Teacher Matt Yamamoto Pleads Guilty To 5 Counts On Aug 21, 2103

    ROCKLIN MEDIA NEWSFLASH: Matt Yamamoto Sexual Molestation Update: 8-21-2013
    Matt Yamamoto otherwise known as “Yam” by some plead “NO CONTEST” or “GUILTY” to Counts 1, 3, 5, and 14, involving 2 “unnamed” victims. The Counts Mr. Yamamoto plead GUILTY to are: Oral Copulation With A Minor [Felony], Sexual Intercourse With A Minor – AKA = Molestation [Felony], Penetration With A Foreign Object With A Minor [Felony], and Obstructing Justice By Contacting A Victim And “Instructing” The Victim To Tell Another Story.
    His maximum sentence for said crimes only awards him with a maximum of 5 years – which will be reduced probably to 2 years with some type of alternate sentencing. This is an outrage, and the students and parents of Whitney High ought to be highly concerned about the Rocklin School District that continually leaves parents in the dark.
    LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN. The District Attorney in this case, Stephanie Macumber, is welcoming any of the many more victims that are out there to come forward and your names will be held in confidence.
    God forbid you, or one of your friends, ever have to had been in a class with a sexual predator as the teacher. Kids are precious, even in High School, and do not ever need to go through something like this man was doing to the many young people of Whitney High School.
    NEXT MAJOR COURT DATE: Matt Yamamoto = November 18, 2013
    LOCATION: Bill Santucci Justice Center – Roseville, CA
    Time: 8:30 AM
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    Crime Q&A: What happened to Rocklin teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student?

    Q: What became of Rocklin high school teacher Matthew Yamamoto, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students? A: Matthew Yamamoto, a physics teacher at Whitney High School in Rocklin, pleaded no contest to four felony charges related to sexual abuse of two students, according to Placer County Superior Court records available online. He was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Yamamoto appealed the sex offender registration requirement, arguing that there was insufficient evidence that it was necessary to protect the public. ...

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