Seattle day school teacher charged with child molestation


(JTA) — A teacher at a Seattle Jewish day school was charged with child molestation.

Jordan Murray, who teaches first and second grade at the Torah Day School, reportedly molested two female students behind his desk in front of other students. He is alleged to have groped them after putting them on his lap, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

Murray, a 32-year-old father of three, was charged with four counts of child molestation and is free on bail. An arraignment hearing is set for May 20.

He was fired following the incidents, which reportedly occurred late last month.

The students called Murray Rabbi Yaakov, using rabbi as an honorific title.

Murray reportedly has no criminal record.

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