Gwangju teacher accused of molesting 5 students

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Gwangju teacher accused of molesting 5 students

Gwangju police in Gyeonggi yesterday sought an arrest warrant from a judge for a 50-year-old elementary school teacher surnamed Kang, on allegations he sexually molested five of his students. Kang is accused of forcibly hugging female students and groping their chests and buttocks inside a classroom and on the school’s rooftop.

The school learned of the allegations after five students deposited a letter in the mailbox of the school’s infirmary on Monday.

The school then informed the students’ parents that Kang’s alleged molestations occurred dozens of times over a period of three months. The parents requested a police investigation.

During the police investigation, Kang admitted he had physical contact with students but “had no intention of sexually harassing them.” The school suspended Kang from work.


By Yoo Kil-yong [enational@joongang.co.kr]

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