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Brookline teacher charged with raping 12-year-old in classroom several times over two years

Larry Chen

Brookline Police report arresting a history teacher at the Heath School on charges he raped a girl some 18 times over two years, starting when she was 12.

Larry Chen, 36, of Newton was arrested last night on 18 counts each of aggravated statutory rape, rape of a child under 16 and indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, police say.

The victim was twelve years old when the first incident occurred, and the majority of crimes are alleged to have happened in a classroom at the Heath School in Brookline.

Police say the incidents started in 2016 and continued through mid-2018 - when Chen resigned as a teacher. Chen also runs a tutoring program called School Beyond School Tutoring, LLC, police say. His LinkedIn page also says he is an administrator at an MIT-based summer camp.

Police say they began an investigation last month when somebody contacted them about the alleged incidents.

Police say their investigation is continuing and that anybody with information can contact them at 617-730-2222.

Innocent, etc.

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pretty internet-savvy, but what the hell does this mean?

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It's not that hard to figure out, something like murdering all child sex offenders.

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that the "KAP" slogan is a Qanon call sign, I'm not sure it should be posted here.

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Just the thought that comes into my head when I hear of an adult harming a child.

But hey, let's ban it because some people you don't agree with may also say it.

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Just the thought that comes into my head when I hear of an adult harming a child.

Actually, what's at issue here is what comes into your head when you read "KAP".

But hey, let's ban it because some people you don't agree with may also say it.

People who believe in a crazy conspiracy theory != "people you don't agree with".

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Trumpist, Qanon BS is largely the content of his postings here. He may try to claim otherwise, but res ipsa loquitur.

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If you want to inflict pain or punishment onto violent pedophiles, you’re a Trump supporter.

That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while. It’s also called deflection.

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If you want to inflict pain or punishment onto violent pedophiles, you’re a Trump supporter.

Have you been asleep for the past eight years?

Go google "QAnon". While you're at it, try "pizzagate" and "moral panic". When you have developed an understanding of how the fear and suspicion that pedophiles may exist somewhere has been cynically weaponized as a moral panic by the right (following in their fine tradition, they've been doing it since the days of Anita Bryant), come back and we can have this discussion. Or, if you're disinclined to do the reading, take it from me that there is such a thing as cynical scapegoating, manufacturing demons and associating your enemies with them, and that the right has turned it into a fine art.

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History repeats itself.
And it's a horrible criminal this time.

Wishing speedy healing and recovery/healthful adaptation to the victim's (presumed) trauma.

Thank you to the one who reported the incidents they knew of.

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Former Brookline teacher! Headline should read "Former Brookline Teacher" and then "former history teacher at the Health School"

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more than two but not many.

18 counts each of aggravated statutory rape, rape of a child under 16 and indecent assault and battery on a person under 14

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Brookline Public Schools failed to protect this poor child from a predator. Will anyone be held accountable? Unlikely.

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