No charges against fired Ore. teacher
Saturday, June 19, 2010
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon teacher accused of inappropriately touching a kindergarten girl won't face criminal charges, but he might lose his teacher's license.
George Peter Kuhn was removed from the classroom in the Phoenix-Talent School District in May 2009 after the girl claimed he put his hand inside her underwear. The school board fired Kuhn in September.
Police interviewed the girl twice to gather evidence for a criminal prosecution, but the Jackson County District Attorney's Office says it chose not to charge Kuhn because of inconsistencies in the girl's account.
The state agency that licenses teachers continues to investigate the complaint and will decide whether to revoke Kuhn's license.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/