Maryland Teacher Accused of Abusing Autistic Student Flees Country

Authorities say Yee Tak Sharon Kui fled to Hong Kong

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:47 PM EDT
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A Montgomery County man says his autistic son will be scarred for a long time after police say his son's teacher sexually abused him. The teacher has allegedly fled the country.

Pat Collins

A Montgomery County man says his autistic son will be scarred for a long time after police say his son's teacher sexually abused him. The teacher has allegedly fled the country.

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A Montgomery County teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student with autism has fled to Hong Kong, authorities said Tuesday.

Police say 25-year-old Yee Tak Sharon Kui, a teacher at The Frost School in Wheaton, exchanged "sexually explicist messages" with a 15-year-old boy. Court documents say Kui went to the boy's home twice while his parents were away and had sex with him.

The boy's family notified Montgomery County Police, Child Protective Services and the school about the incident Nov. 11. 

"As we drove to meet CPS and drove by the school, he immediately began to rip pieces of the door panel off the inside of our car," the victim's father said. "It's challenging for him. With autism, he doesn't display his emotions, but he feels them deeper than most of us." 

An arrest warrant was obtained Nov. 12, and Kui was charged with two counts each of third degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor.

The next morning, authorities found out Kui had taken an early morning flight from New York to Hong Kong.

Police are working to locate Kui and extradite her back to Montgomery County.

According to the school's website, The Frost School is a private, special education school serving children and teens with "behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and related special needs."

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