A San Bruno high school music teacher charged with having sex with a 17-year-old female student appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court this afternoon for the first time since his arrest Thursday.

Dressed in a red prisoners uniform, Capuchino High School band teacher Adam Albrecht, 28, pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts of oral copulation with a minor and 16 felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, as well as additional charges of witness dissuasion, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Albrecht was arrested without incident Thursday night at his Broadmoor home, Broadmoor police Lt. Dave Parenti said.

According to Parenti, the alleged crimes between Albrecht and the student took place primarily at Albrecht's home, between January and April of this year. Police were notified after one of the girl's parents told the superintendent, Parenti said.

The contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge is believed to be for providing alcohol, Parenti said.

Police have not received any similar reports regarding Albrecht and any other students, according to Parenti.

Judge Thomas McGinn Smith today signed an order that Albrecht, should he be released, have no further contact with the alleged victim.

Albrecht, who has taught at the school for about three years, is being held on $500,000 bail in San Mateo County Jail.

A bail reduction motion by Albrecht's attorney is scheduled for Thursday in Redwood City.

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