Maharashtra school teacher allegedly sexually assaulted 22 girls, arrested

Pashan, Maharashtra:  A teacher who allegedly sexually exploited 22 girls of a private school in Pashan, Maharashtra for the last two months has been arrested.

The girls, all fifth standard students, gave statements to the school that their teacher, Pradeep Ghotaskar, sexually abused them in the classroom and during physical training sessions. He was arrested yesterday.

Pradeep Ghotaskar, who is 50, teaches writing skills at the school. He has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

The girls first confided in their teachers, who informed the school authorities. The school held an inquiry, consulted the parents and last Friday filed a police complaint against the teacher.

The police verified the statements of the girls and arrested the teacher.
Story First Published: February 27, 2013 09:35 IST

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