Music instructor booked over sexual harassment claim

The Cheongju Sangdang Police Station on Saturday booked an after-school instructor for alleged sexual harassment at a high school.

Police launched a probe after a female student said on March 8 that she had been sexually harassed by the teacher.

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쏷he teacher placed his head on my lap and forced me to clean his ears. I could not say anything because I had to enroll in a college with music, she wrote on Facebook.

The instructor had also called students over to his room during a camp, she said in the same Facebook post.

As more complaints about the instructor were filed, Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education is now looking into whether there were other victims among students who had participated in an after-school music club involving the teacher.

The part-time instructor used to be a regular music teacher at the same school. The school has dismissed the teacher from all his classes and forbidden access to students following the Facebook post.

By Ahn Sang-yool (koolsangon@heraldcorp.com)