A BRITISH teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing two seven-year-old girls.
The 64-year-old suspect has now been handed over to the judicial authority. The man, who is not believed to have any previous convictions, is married with children.
Police began investigating after the victims’ mothers told officers their English tutor had touched them. On investigating, police allegedly found the man had convinced parents to allow him to teach their children at a time when there was no other teachers or students at the school, claiming it was a better time. Officers also say they found child pornography on the man’s computer.
Four other alleged paedophiles were arrested in Malaga over the last year, including a football coach who is believed to have abused at least 23 victims. In January, a teacher in Torre del Mar confessed to touching girls in schools, while a young man allegedly abused four children in Marbella.
Earlier in the summer, it emerged a music teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old pupil could still be teaching.
According to media reports, the 35-year-old man, who was arrested on September 4 in Fuengirola, could have been transferred to another school after his suspension.
National Police are now analysing the man’s mobile phone and computer after the girl’s mother claimed he touched her daughter when alone in a classroom together one day, before showing her pornographic videos and threatening to kill her if she told anyone.
A psychologist was brought in to listen to the girl and believed her story, leading to the man’s arrest. The teacher denies the allegations and was released on bail with an order preventing him from contacting the girl.
The National Police’s Family and Woman Unit are keeping their investigation open in case any further children come forward.