Clovis Police arrest music teacher for lewd acts with a child

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The Clovis Police Department says it has arrested 54-year-old Christian Benjamin Zacharias for one count of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.

Police say Zacharias is a self-employed music teacher in Clovis and the victim was one of his students. Detectives began an investigation after the victim's parents contacted police on Wednesday. Zacharias was taken into custody without incident and late booked into the Fresno County Jail.

Detectives say the investigation is ongoing and it is unknown if there are any other victims. Zacharias has taught private music lessons in both Fresno and Clovis. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Clovis Police Department at 324-2800.

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