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Aichi primary school teacher arrested for 5th time on suspicion of molesting student

NAGOYA -- A school teacher here previously indicted for forced indecent acts with four students has been arrested on suspicion of the same offense toward another student, the Aichi Prefectural Police announced on Aug. 7.

This marks the fifth arrest for 30-year-old substitute primary school teacher Toshihiro Ota. This time, he is suspected of indecent acts in the computer room with a female student in the lower grades of the municipal primary school in Chiryu, Aichi Prefecture, between November 2016 and February 2017, where he was previously employed.

According to police, all of the information about the incidents has been voluntarily provided by Ota. The suspect also stated that he did the same thing on many other occasions, so the police are investigating the possibility of more victims. The suspect has also been disciplinarily dismissed from his teaching position by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education as of Aug. 7.

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