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Inderkum High School teacher accused of sex with second student

Byron Wallace
Byron Wallace

An Inderkum High School teacher arrested last month on suspicion of having sex with a student faces new charges of having sex with a second student.

Four days after Byron Wallace was arrested Oct. 23, a second teenager came forward and claimed the 33-year-old teacher also had engaged in a sex act with her in 2014, when she was a 17-year-old student at Inderkum in North Natomas.

The new case adds two counts of intercourse with a minor under the age of 18 and two counts of oral copulation, filed Monday by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Wallace was arraigned on the new charges Monday and his bail was increased from $150,000 to $200,000. He posted bond.

Police started their investigation of Wallace in May after the first teen, now an adult, indicated that she had an intimate relationship with the teacher in 2014 when she was 17 years old, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The investigation revealed that Wallace met the teen while he was teaching at Inderkum High. Wallace’s LinkedIn profile indicates that he taught math at the high school.

“Natomas Unified was not aware of allegations involving any other minor and is saddened to hear of these charges,” according to a statement issued by the district Monday.

The statement said Wallace had not worked in Natomas Unified this school year. He was placed on administrative leave in May when the Police Department launched its investigation.

“NUSD will continue to cooperate with the police department, which has asked to be contacted by anyone with additional information on this case,” according to the statement.

District officials announced last week that the district would finish its investigation and begin proceedings to terminate Wallace.

Diana Lambert: 916-321-1090, @dianalambert

How to help

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been a victim of a crime involving Wallace to contact the Sacramento Police Department. Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the police dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.