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Teacher, 60, detained for molesting 19 girls

Chinese police detained a 60-year-old teacher for molesting 19 primary school girls.

The teacher, who was to retire soon, had confessed to police. 

He teaches science to grade three and four students at a school in Heshan District, Yiyang City in the Hunan province. 

After body checks on 26 girls, aged eight to 11, two of them were found to suffer from gential inflammation. 

Authorities have offered psychological aid to the students. 

The principal of the school has also been dismissed from his post. 

This is the latest in a string of child molestation cases in China involving teachers.

In April, a school teacher was sentenced to death for raping five school girls and molesting six others. 

Source: Xinhua

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