Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Music Teacher James Jordan Arrested for Lewd Act with Child

A music teacher in Sacramento has been arrested for allegedly abusing young children, and authorities believe there are other victims who haven't yet come forward.

James Charles Jordan, 53, was arrested on Saturday and charged with six counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says Jordan is a music minister for a local church and gives private piano and organ lessons to children.

Because of Jordan's close contact with kids, detectives say they believe there is a "high probability" there are victims that haven't come forward yet.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Sheriff's child abuse detectives at (916) 874-8002.

Officer Billy Hurst Accused of Watching Child Porn on City Computers

The fate of a Clinton police officer accused of viewing more than 23 hours of pornography during work hours could be known soon.

The Clinton Police and Fire Commission is set to meet today at City Hall, and included in the meeting's agenda is discussion of the employment case of 40-year old Billy Hurst. The 15-year veteran is accused of watching pornography on city-owned computers between November 2008 and January 2009.

Earlier this summer, the Commission heard a day and a half of testimony in the Hurst case.

He's accused of violating nine department rules including acting in a manner disrespectful of the law, violation of public trust and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Hurst has remained on the department staff since the charges were brought against him, however he was removed from his position as juvenile officer and reassigned to an overnight patrolman shift.

Hurst has not been criminally charged, however Police Chief Mike Reidy has asked for his dismissal from the force.