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Bellevue art teacher accused of molesting three young children

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Bellevue art teacher is accused of molesting three children, ages 4, 9 and 11.

King County prosecutors on Oct. 19 charged Telman Karimov with two counts of child molestation in the first degree.

According to Bellevue police, CPS officials notified them of an allegation made by the parent of a 4-year-old girl. Investigators then learned that Karimov had been giving private art lessons to three children at a private facility in Bellevue.

Police said their investigation revealed Karimov had molested two of the victims on multiple occasions.

Bellevue police arrested Karimov on Oct. 17.

Letters were being sent to the parents of children who may have been taught by Karimov in the past.

Any parents who believe that their children may have been victimized are asked to call Bellevue police.