Shao Zhai Chen
Vancouver Police

Asian art teacher accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old in Vancouver, Canada

A 50-year-old art teacher living in Vancouver, Canada was arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old. According to the CBC, police arrested Shao Zhai Chen and charged him with sexual assault, sexual interference, and an invitation to sexual touching.

“This is a very disturbing incident where a child was left under the care of an adult and that adult allegedly took advantage of her,” Const. Tania Visintin said during a press conference.

The alleged incident took place at Chen’s home near 64th Avenue and Prince Edward Street on March 22nd. The 9-year-old was left at his home for an art lesson when the alleged assault occurred.

“Investigators are concerned there may be other children that have attended Chen’s residence and could have more information or be of assistance to this investigation,” Visintin said.

Shao Zhai Chen was released on bail on the condition he doesn’t have any contact with anyone 16 and younger unless there is an approved adult present.

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