NYC Preschool Intern, Once Charged With Molesting 13 Kids, Dies at 27 - NBC New York

NYC Preschool Intern, Once Charged With Molesting 13 Kids, Dies at 27

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    NYC Preschool Intern, Once Charged With Molesting 13 Kids, Dies at 27

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    • A Denmark man who was accused of molesting 13 children at a Manhattan preschool before the charges were dropped has died at age 27

    • Malthe Thomsen's mother, Gitte Thomsen, tells Danish media her son died of a blood clot in his heart over the weekend

    • Gitte Thomsen said he was able "to continue with his life after the grueling case that took a hard toll on both him and his family"

    A Denmark man who was accused of molesting 13 children at a Manhattan preschool before the charges were dropped, has died. He was 27 years old.

    The mother of Malthe Thomsen tells Danish broadcaster DR her son died of a blood clot in his heart Saturday.

    Gitte Thomsen said Tuesday he was able "to continue with his life after the grueling case that took a hard toll on both him and his family."

    Five years ago, Malthe Thomsen was arrested on sexual abuse charges after an assistant teacher at the International Preschools reported to her supervisors that Thomsen was abusing children. Thomsen was an intern at the time.

    Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

    The school investigated, found no evidence of abuse, and the charges were dropped. The school later fired the assistant teacher.

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