Update: 4:00 p.m. Dec. 23
Walnut Creek police arrested a Mt. Diablo School District custodian after investigating allegations that the 44-year-old man committed lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, according to a press release.
Police said they served a search and arrest warrant Thursday evening at John Astor's home in Walnut Creek after receiving information of the alleged crime on Wednesday.
Astor was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old and is being held on $1.5 million bail, according to Walnut Creek police.
Astor is known as "Super Dad" in the Walnut Creek neighborhood where he lives with his family, KRON-TV reported.
Walnut Creek police worked with San Francisco police in investigating Astor's past, according to KRON.
Police did not disclose which campus Astor works at or how he allegedly knew the child, but urges those with information or suspicion to contact them at (925) 943-5844.
Astor is the second Mt. Diablo Unified School District employee arrested by Walnut Creek police for alleged sexual crimes this month -- Andrew Bruce Cottrell, a 41-year-old math and science teacher at Diablo View Middle School in Clayton, is being held in jail with a $1.1 million bail, while facing 19 felony charges and one misdemeanor for alleged sexual relations with a former teenage student.
Stay tuned to Patch as both stories develop.