February 29, 2024
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South Korean pastor charged with molesting six North Korean defector students

Prosecutors say alleged abuse of minors at pastor’s school took place over 6-year period, including in Dec. 2022

South Korean prosecutors have formally charged a local pastor with molesting six North Korean defector students who attended his private “international school,” with authorities looking into the possibility of additional cases of abuse.

The pastor surnamed Chun was indicted last Thursday on charges of violating the Act on the Protection of Children and Juveniles and the Child Welfare Act, the Women and Child Crime Investigation Division at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office confirmed to NK News.

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