SINGAPORE — The trial of a male primary teacher accused of molesting four boy students opened on Monday in Singapore.
The 33-year-old Mother Tongue teacher allegedly committed the acts on four boys, aged 10 to 12, on eight separate occasions in 2011 and 2012.
The teacher is accused of hugging and kissing the boys, and touching one of the students on his private parts.
The teacher and students are from a school in the west of Singapore, but cannot be named to protect the identities of the alleged victims, reported The Straits Times.
The offences are said to have occurred at various locations, including a Physical Education storeroom and teacher’s work station in the school staff room.
The teacher has been interdicted from his duties at the school since March last year, and claimed trial.