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USC student arrested in molestation case

Authorities have arrested a USC student suspected of sexually molesting his 11-year-old violin student over a three-year period, and investigators are talking to three other potential victims, police said.

Daniel Hansol Oh, 26, of Fullerton was arrested at the USC campus during a music class Wednesday morning, said Fullerton Police Sgt. Mike MacDonald.

He is being held at the Fullerton City Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, he said.

Investigators were notified of the alleged molestations after the girl, now 15, told her pastor, who urged her to alert authorities, MacDonald said.

Authorities said Oh sexually molested the girl during their weekly violin lessons from December 2003 through 2006.

The girl's parents were home during the lessons, but the room in which she practiced was kept closed, MacDonald said.

He said police have contacted three other potential victims and said there may be others because Oh had other music students.

Anyone with information about the suspect and other possible victims is asked to call Det. Kathryn Crum at (714) 738-5327.

-- Ruben Vives

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Why parents do not explain that it is always the people closest to them who are most likely to abuse them -is beyond me. Is that not their job? To Explain what molestation is? Why are these parents so inept?

You are correct that it is often the closest people - who have gained trust and/or have a power relationship, relationship to the family, or even family members themselves - who commit these crimes.

Many parents do discuss and share this information with their children. There are many reasons why children, and adults, find it very difficult to report sexual assaults. You may want to explore these complex issues before immediately blaming the parents.

However, this does bring to light a very difficult dilemma for parents who want their children to have other important role models and caring adults in their lives - should children never be allowed to spend unsupervised time with any adults?

I agree...where were the parents? I may be stating the obvious here... but why didn't they suspect something when there was no violin noises coming from the room?

They wouldn't leave this guy alone in a room with their valuables out in the open, why, then, would they not protect their most precious valuable of all...their child?

Didn't O.J. go to USC? They turn out some real gems over there don't they?

Yes Tommy, I'm quite sure that this creep became a molester because he went to SC. Goofball

this can't be, talk about a stereotype! hard working asian student, suspected of molestation? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Bad this is, Han Solo. Bad. This. Is.


Maybe Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich can defend him. Or does he just defend Trojans that can throw a football???


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