Sex Abuse Charges Dropped Against NYC Preschool Intern

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a 22-year-old student teacher from Denmark who was accused by a fellow co-worker of molesting 13 children at a Manhattan preschool.

Malthe Thomsen had been arrested on sexual abuse charges nearly five months ago after an assistant teacher at the International Preschools reported to her supervisors that Thomsen was abusing children.

The school investigated and found no evidence of abuse. The assistant teacher, who was later fired by the school, then went to the police with her allegations.

Thomsen's lawyers said he had been coerced into falsely confessing to police.

The Daily News reported that prosecutors on Thursday said they could not prove the case "beyond a reasonable doubt."

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