Contact With Victim Means New Charges for Former Albia Teacher

Zachary Thomas Simpson, 29, of Albia

Albia, Iowa-In July 2017, 29-year-old Zachary Thomas Simpson, pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation by a school employee.  At that time Simpson was a special education teacher for Albia High School and a driver’s education instructor.


The charges against Simpson stemmed from a 16-year-old female student telling authorities that she was having a sexual relationship with the teacher that began in February 2017.  The two had allegedly had sex at least twice when Simpson would drive them into the country and park on the side of the road.  Because of the claim, a no contact order between Simpson and the victim was immediately put in place.


Albia Police are now saying that Simpson has violated that no contact order.  Albia Officers spotted Simpson in his vehicle with the victim in an Albia city park.  The victim was seen exiting Simpson’s truck and getting in to her own car.  At that time Officers questioned both parties.  The victim claimed that she was simply telling Simpson goodbye.  However, Simpson was still in violation of the order by simply being in the victim’s company.  Therefore, he was arrested and charged with violation of a no-contact order.


At this time, Simpson is in custody in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond.