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Hong Kong Yoga Teacher Found Guilty of Sexual Assaults on Students

in Ethics, YD News, Yoga Crime

Sadly enough, we’re surprised we don’t hear about more of this in the news…

Hong Kong – A yoga teacher was found guilty of sexually molesting four of his students, ages 15 to 24, a media report said Tuesday. Man Fung, 64, who was convicted Monday of 10 counts of indecent assault, was remanded into custody by Deputy District Court Judge Anthony Kwok pending sentencing on November 3, the South China Morning Post said.

Kwok said the gravity of the offences, which took place from July 2006 to May 2007 at a yoga school Man founded, called for a lengthy jail term.

“This case involves students’ trust and expectations of their teacher,” Kwok said. “The victims in this case were prone to interpret the physical contact made by the defendant to be accidental and were unwilling to believe that they had been indecently assaulted by their teacher.”

Kwok acquitted Man of five charges of indecent assault involving an 18-year-old woman after the judge found the testimonies of the victim and her mother to be inconsistent. [EarthTimes]

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