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Milpitas High School music teacher charged with sexual battery

A Milpitas High School teacher is facing charges of sexual battery against another staff member, authorities said Wednesday.
Christopher Kaldy, 43, a longtime music teacher at the school, made inappropriate contact with another staff member sometime in 2017, according to Milpitas police Lt. Raj Maharaj.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged Kaldy with misdemeanor sexual battery, according to Clarissa Hamilton, the prosecutor in charge of the office’s sexual assault team.
Christopher Kaldy, a longtime music teacher at Milpitas High School, has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, authorities said. Kaldy is seen in above in an image from the school’s Facebook page in 2010. 
Kaldy turned himself in to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on May 16, after an arrest warrant was issued, Maharaj said.
Maharaj said the investigation was sparked by a former school student who in March came forward with allegations he made inappropriate contact in 2011 and 2012.
“We investigated that,” Maharaj said. “During our investigation, we identified an adult staff member that was also inappropriately contacted by Mr. Kaldy.”
The district attorney’s office did not file charges against Kaldy related to the student’s allegations because the statute of limitations had run out, Maharaj said.
Hamilton said Wednesday the district attorney’s office brought all the “viable” charges it could against Kaldy.
“What I can say at this point is this is an active case, we have reviewed the police report, and we filed all charges that we feel we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that were within the statute,” Hamilton said.
“Upon learning of inappropriate contact with a former student, the district took immediate administrative action and contacted law enforcement,” Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan said Wednesday in an email.
Kaldy was hired in 1998 and listed as the district’s “music lead” as recently as 2016, but because it is a “personnel matter,” Jordan would not disclose his current employment status.
“These allegations are deeply disturbing and we realize they will raise many questions. However, we cannot discuss the details as we must protect the fidelity of law enforcement’s investigation and legal proceedings,” Jordan said.
“The district will continue to monitor and cooperate with all ongoing legal proceedings,” she said.

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