The Shizuoka Prefecture Board of Education says it has taken disciplinary action against a 49-year-old male teacher accused of sexually harassing a female high school student during a field trip for extracurricular activities.
The teacher, who was suspended for six months, voluntarily resigned from his job Wednesday after receiving his disciplinary punishment over the incident which occurred in August 2017 at a lodge outside Shizuoka Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported Friday.
According to the board of education, the former teacher used the free messaging app Line to lure the girl, who was a member of a school club to which he was an adviser, to his room at the lodging facility after midnight and gave her alcohol. The man then hugged the girl and touched her thighs.
Furthermore, separate incidents of sexual harassment occurred in August against a different female club member, who was invited to the movies by the same teacher. The incidents came to light after the student consulted with her homeroom teacher about what had happened.© Japan Today