Hong Thai Luong, Former Tutor and Choir Teacher, Convicted of Molesting Girls, Ages 8-10

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A jury today convicted Hong Thai Luong, the former choir teacher at St. Callistus School in Garden Grove, of molesting four girls, ages 8 through 10.

Only one girl attended the Catholic school, while the other three were enrolled at the now-closed Paramount Learning Center, which was also in Garden Grove, where the 56-year-old worked as a tutor.

Luong French-kissed one of the pre-teen girls, and he put his hands down the pants of the Paramount enrollees. 

The five-man, seven-woman jury found Luong guilty of four counts of lewd acts on children, and he faces up to 14 years in state prison at his scheduled April 27 sentencing.

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toankhoa
toankhoa

I am one of Howie Students.  I have known him for a long time.  His passion is 100% for music.  He always tried to act like an open minded and Socially acceptable American.  What I would think of is ..." He is an Asian person, acting too friendly with his  native born students;  Some parents will obviously be jealous to see their child hugging such a man.  I went out with him a couple times.  He seem to pay more attention to adults than minors.  I believe he would love to hug and kiss his students, but not French kiss like reported.

KimThuy
KimThuy

I am his second daughter. This hurts so much to see any negative comments about my own father. He would never do anything like this. Just because you have been in his presence does not mean you know him. It is not right to call a human being an animal. I understand your frustration because there are real situations that happen, but in his case it is not true. So please understand my frustrations when I see comments like that. All I ask is for people to keep their negative comments to themselves if they just want to say mean things because he does have family members & friends who care very much about him! It is very hypercritical for someone who has supposedly gone to the same church as him yet judges him off of what they have heard about him and not seen for themselves. It gives me strength and reassurance when I read that people are praying for him and still have faith in him! <3 Thank you to all who have kept him in your thoughts and prayers. They are very appreciated! =]

Banthantulau
Banthantulau

Please remember him in your daily prayers.

Pinkmai1
Pinkmai1

I also know him very well,   it is not true, he is not a kind of that person

Ssd28
Ssd28

Never knew this side of him. We've known him for over 5-6 years. He taught us music and we've known his kids for a while. Definitely did not seem like him. 

Lilsocrchika44
Lilsocrchika44

I don't believe this to be true! I went to St. Columban where he taught me for YEARS! He was always nice to me and NEVER would of done such things. His only passion was music and teaching children what he loved and now, that is stripped away from him. Because od him, i found my voice and he insprired me to sing. I pray this isn't true, prayers to him and his family. Such a sad story...

Tangerine_lover10
Tangerine_lover10

He also taught at St. Columban which I attended during his music teaching career and all the kids in my class got a weird vibe from him

NG Coot
NG Coot

My family knows Mr. Luong very well - he taught our grandchild to play piano.  We were present at all times.  He did not seem the type to do this.  He is a kind man - this is very disheartening and disappointing.

Ramoslorena4
Ramoslorena4

I attend St. Callistus church and it is very blessed by GOD! It's unfortunate that perverts like this can be lurking anywhere. Many people lose faith in organized religion b/c of these kind of animals. The majority of churches are here to do good deed and give people a sense of peace and purpose. Thanks to this animal all that is foreshadowed by his disgusting actions. :( 

KimThuy
KimThuy

Thank you for your prayers!

KimThuy
KimThuy

thank you for your prayers

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