Inderkum Teacher Arrested for Sex Acts with Student

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Byron Wallace / Photo: SacPD

Byron Wallace / Photo: SacPD

The Sacramento Police Department today arrested 33-year-old Byron Wallace for sex acts with a minor.

In May 2015, the Sacramento Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual relationship between Wallace and a minor in her teens.

The now-adult victim indicated the intimate relationship began in 2014, according to a Sacramento Police press release.

The investigation revealed that Wallace met the victim, who was a student at the time, while working as a teacher at Inderkum High School in Natomas. Wallace has been on administrative leave since May 28, 2015. (see statement from the Natomas Unified School District below)

On Oct. 23 Sacramento Police detectives, in conjunction with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, obtained a warrant for Wallace’s arrest. Later that same day, Wallace was taken into custody at police headquarters. He was transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail and booked for multiple sex offenses with a person under the age of 18.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone who believes they may have been a victim of any crime involving Wallace to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Natomas Unified School District statement:

“Before the school year ended last May, Natomas Unified removed Byron Wallace from his classes at Inderkum High School and placed him on administrative leave while the allegations against him were investigated by police. Mr. Wallace remains on leave, so he has not taught in Natomas Unified during 2015-16. With charges now filed, the District will finalize its administrative investigation and proceed to terminate Mr. Wallace’s services with NUSD. Protection of students is paramount, and our teachers are notified each year about appropriate behavior around students. We cannot and will not tolerate inappropriate contact between a teacher and student. We cannot comment on specifics of Mr. Wallace’s case, which is in the hands of the judicial system, but we do not expect him back teaching classes in Natomas Unified.”

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