FREMONT -- A John. F. Kennedy High School teacher is facing criminal charges in connection to allegations he molested a female student in recent weeks, police said.

David Williams, who teaches mathematics and a college preparatory program, was arrested Friday on suspicion of three counts of misdemeanor molesting and annoying a child under the age of 18, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Williams, 66, of Union City, was taken into custody at 3:55 p.m., cited and released.

Bosques said officers learned about the allegations after a parent of a student reported to police that a teacher had touched their child inappropriately. The alleged misconduct took place within the past two or three weeks, Bosques said.

Williams, who has taught for 10 years at Kennedy High, at 39999 Blacow Road, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation, said Fremont Unified School District Superintendent Jim Morris.

Williams is due to appear at the Fremont Hall of Justice on Nov. 1.

Police would not say how old the victim is but are asking the public for information about possible other incidents involving Williams and students.

"If anyone else has had inappropriate contact with him, we would like to hear from them," Bosques said Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (510)-790-6900.



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