Bellevue art teacher charged with child molestation

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- An art teacher is now accused of molesting two children he was teaching in Bellevue.

Telman Karimov, 64, of Seattle, was arrested Oct. 17 and charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation, Bellevue Police say.

Investigators learned Karimov gave private art lessons to the three children, ages 4, 9 and 11, in Bellevue. The parent of the 4-year-old reported Karimov to CPS. Bellevue police allege Karimov had molested two of the children on multiple occasions.

Investigators are reaching out to the parents of other children taught by Karimov. Any parents who believe that their children may have been victimized by Karimov are being asked to contact Detective Trizuto at 425-452-2819.

Copyright 2016 KING


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