A man who worked at several San Francisco school campuses was arrested earlier this month, following an investigation into an alleged sexual battery at an area middle school.
In a press release sent Monday afternoon, the San Francisco Police Department says that 35-year-old Novato resident Donovan Harper was arrested on June 8, eight months after police say their Special Victims Unit "launched an investigation into a report of a sexual battery upon a minor at a middle school in the Bayview District."
According to the SFPD, school officials contacted police regarding the incident in October of 2016, and "also immediately contacted families to inform them an investigation was underway, encouraging students and families to report any concerns."
Eventually, police say, "a suspect was identified and a District Attorney's Warrant was issued." The suspect in question was Harper, who on June 8 was arrested in Novato and brought to SF, where he was booked into San Francisco County Jail under one felony count of forcible lewd act upon a child under fourteen years and one felony count of lewd act upon a child under fourteen.
According to the SFPD, Harper has worked on multiple SFUSD school campuses, but is no longer employed by the school system. Police ask that "if you believe you may have been a victim or had any suspicious contact with" Harper, you should contact SFPD's SVU at (415) 558-5500, their anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.