Irvine Violin Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Misconduct Involving 8-Year-Old Student

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Peter Kwon is shown in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department on May 16, 2018.

Peter Kwon is shown in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department on May 16, 2018.

A violin teacher from Irvine was arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct student who was 8 years old when the alleged crimes occurred more than a decade ago, authorities said.

Peter Kwon is shown in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department on May 16, 2018.

Peter Kwon is shown in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department on May 16, 2018.

Peter Kwon, 32, taught violin lessons out of his home at time of the allegations, from 2005 to 2007, and still offers lessons at his residence, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release.

Irvine police described the young student only as Jane Doe. The investigation began when she came forward to detectives last month.

Kwon was taken into custody at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday outside of his home. He was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and digital penetration of a child under the age of 10.

Police said in the news release they believe there is at least one other victim.

Kwon’s home lessons business operates under the name Peter Kwon’s String Studio; he also teaches at Vienna Music Institute in Irvine and the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Irvine Police Department Detective Jason Renshaw at 949-724-7244 or jrenshaw@cityofirvine.org.

 

 

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