A Minneapolis high school teacher is being accused of soliciting prostitution, and the allegation has been forwarded to prosecutors, a city official said.
Washburn High School chemistry teacher Sam B. Jayakumar, 39, of Edina, was arrested May 13 and booked into the Hennepin County jail. He was released several hours later.
Police have presented a case to the city attorney’s office for potentially charging Jayakumar, city spokesman Matt Lindstrom said Friday night.
With the teacher not in custody, prosecutors are not facing a deadline on deciding whether to charge Jayakumar.
KMSP-TV, Channel 9, reported that Jayakumar actually solicited an undercover police officer.
A letter to Washburn families from Principal Rhonda Dean said Jayakumar “is on leave until the end of the year.” The letter did not explain why.
The teacher’s Web page, which was recently taken down, said Jayakumar has been teaching in Minneapolis since 2005 and at Washburn since 2007.
Jayakumar referred questions Sunday about his arrest to his lawyer, Ryan Garry. The attorney said he has yet to review police reports and was not in a position to comment.