Hong Kong teacher convicted of having sex with pupil 280 times

Hong Kong, May 19 : A Hong Kong primary school teacher was Tuesday facing a jail term after being convicted of having sex with a girl pupil 280 times, starting when she was 12 years old.

Chu Chi-wah, 39, was found guilty of 11 counts of having sex with a minor over a two-year period 2004-06, at a court hearing Monday. He will be sentenced June 8.

The girl, now aged 17, told police she had sex with Chu 10 times a month on average and slept with him around 280 times over the course of their relationship.

Chu, who taught the girl physical education and maths at primary school, began giving the girl private tutorials when she graduated to high school.

She would have sex with Chu after private tutorials and was even allowed by her mother to stay at his home overnight, Hong Kong’s High Court was told.

Chu, who denied all the charges, was acquitted on one count of allegedly inducing the girl to have an abortion when she got pregnant early in their relationship.