Elementary school teacher arrested for child molestation
The crime did not involve a student or happen on campus, police say
–The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jeremiah Linzie Blackwell, 42, for a report of suspected child molestation that occurred in Los Osos.
The investigation revealed that Blackwell had contact with the female victim sometime between January and March of 2016 at a home in Los Osos.
Blackwell is a teacher at San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood, in southern Monterey County. The crime did not involve a student of the school nor did it happen on the campus of the school, according to police.
Blackwell was contacted on Tuesday and was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old. Detectives believe there may be other victims based on their investigation.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying any other potential victims in this case by calling the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4500.