SEASIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Vicki L.H. Myers, Chief of PoliceLouis Lumpkin, Deputy Chief
Honor, Pride, and Commitment
440 Harcourt Avenue Telephone (831) 899-6748Seaside, CA 93955 FAX (831) 899-6297TDD (831) 899-6217
The mission of the Seaside Police Department is to provide quality police services, in partnership with our community, to enhance and maintain a safe environment.
Seaside Elementary School Teacher Arrestedfor Possession of Child Pornography
Detectives from the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit (ChildExploits/ Internet Crimes Against Children) conducting on going investigations into childpornography developed information on a subject who they believed was in possession of childpornography. The detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence on the 200 block of LaPala Drive in East San Jose. The detectives served the search warrant at the subject's residenceon La Pala Drive in San Jose, and located evidence of child pornography.On March 13, 2013 at approximately 11:30 A.M., detectives from the San Jose PoliceDepartment's Sexual Assault Unit arrested 44 year old elementary school teacher NathanForstell at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Seaside, California on the charge of possession of child pornography. The suspect Forstell was booked into the Santa Clara CountyJail on March 13, 2013.Suspect Forstell was previously employed by the Alum Rock Union School District as asubstitute teacher from 2008-2011. Suspect Forstell worked at various schools within thedistrict. Detectives are currently trying to determine the identity of the children from theevidence they collected.Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective Sean Pierce #3415 the SanJose Police Department's Sexual Assaults Unit (Child Exploits/Internet Crimes Against ChildrenDetail) at (408) 537-1381. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Silicon ValleyCrime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/ ,and may be
eligible for a reward.
TYPE OF CRIME:
Possession of ChildPornography
: 44 years
200 block of La Pala Drive, SanJose