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Former piano teacher found guilty of sexual assault

A former piano teacher from Edmonton has been found guilty on two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.

65-year-old Daniel Chong was convicted on Tuesday at the Court of King’s Bench in Edmonton. One of the victims was 13 when the offences occurred over three years, starting back in 1999.

Although he was found guilty on two charges of sexual assault, he was not convicted on three similar charges from other students.

During the trial, Chong admitted to touching students, claiming it was part of his teaching method and was never sexual.

This was not the first time that Chong had faced these types of charged. Back in 2012 he was also charged for alleged incidents in the 2000s, but was acquitted.

Chong is out on bail, although he had to surrender his passport. A sentencing date has not been set yet.

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