Albrecht's bail cut in school sex caseBy John Cote
A San Mateo County judge Thursday slashed bail to $100,000 for a San Bruno high school band teacher charged with having sex with a 17-year-old female student.
The judge reduced the bail after attorneys on both sides of the case agreed the sex was consensual and occurred within three months of the girl turning 18.
"The thing that bothers me the most is the violation of trust" by a teacher, Superior Judge Carl Holm said, but added later that, "love is blind; love is stupid sometimes."
Holm cut bail for Adam Albrecht, 28, of Broadmoor from $500,000 to $100,000. The defense had asked that bail be reduced to $35,000. The prosecution argued it should be unchanged.
Albrecht faces 16 felony counts of oral copulation with a minor and 16 felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse after he allegedly had sex with the girl at school and at both of their homes starting in February, prosecutors said. The relationship continued after the girl turned 18 in May.
Albrecht, who taught band, choir and orchestra at Capuchino High School, resigned his post this summer. The alleged victim in the case headed a band section, prosecutors said.
Copyright ©2007 San Francisco Chronicle. Published 07/06/2007.