FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Fresno Unified elementary school teacher was arrested on suspicion of sexual crimes, according to a Fresno Police Department announcement made Thursday.
Officers say 33-year-old Robert Duprey was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of felony sexual battery and assault. According to the Fresno Police Department, Duprey is an employee with the Fresno Unified School District. Fresno’s Wolter’s Elementary School lists him as a sixth-grade teacher.
Fresno Police detectives with the sexual assault unit say they have identified three victims so far, but the investigation is ongoing. Officers add that Duprey was also arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault charge last month.
“Back in June Mr. Duprey was taken into custody for sexual abuse charges,” said Lt. Bill Dooley. “After we had taken him into custody for the first crimes, two additional victims had come forward.”
Officers say Duprey was first arrested after one victim came forward, then that victim’s statement prompted two more victims to also come forward with accusations against the teacher.
“We can confirm that Mr. Duprey is on leave. We are not able to share any additional information as this is an ongoing personnel matter.”Fresno Unified School District
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Brad Schreiner at 559-621-2497 or Sgt. David Wilkin at 669-621-2447.