- A 41-year-old teacher was discovered to be in a relationship with his very young student
- The student is only 11 years old and it was the wife of the said teacher who discovered their relationship
- According to the teacher, there was nothing illegal to their relationship as they did not commit any intimate act
There are instances when teachers or professors end up marrying their own student but the case of this 41-year-old teacher seems a bit unacceptable in the standards of society.
KAMI learned that the 41-year-old teacher, Yi Chen Cheng, had a relationship with his 11-year-old student.
Yi has been a teacher for 16 years in a public school in Bronx, New York.
"I love you" messages
It was found out that he has been sending messages to the said student containing messages that say, "I love you," and these came with heart emojis.
He even bought a cellphone for the student so that they could send text messages and do video calls.
The one who discovered that they have a relationship was the ex-wife of Yi, who happens to know his Facebook password.
No physical intimacy
Based on the statement of the student, nothing happened between them.
In fact, Yi said that what he was doing was legal since they did not do anything intimate in nature.
The NYPD Bronx District Attorney's office didn't file a case against Yi but he was fired from his job.
According to The Asian Parent, Yi is still a music teacher and although he admitted that what he was doing was wrong, he said that he and the student simply are simply close to each other.
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