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Teacher sentenced to 43 years for molesting students

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- A former Potomac School teacher who admitted to molesting students decades ago has been sentenced to 43 years in prison.

Christopher Kloman, 74 a teacher at Potomac School, an elite college prep school in McLean, Va. for nearly 30 years, molested female students between the ages of 12 and 14 years old during the 1960s. Many of the victims are now adults, and were at the Fairfax County Courthouse on Friday.

The victims were represented by Gloria Allred.

It was only until Ann Sullivan ran into Kloman 2 years ago substitute teaching at her son's school at Washington Episcopal school in Bethesda, that she came forward with her story. 

The women say their teacher made them feel special. He invited them to pool parties, baseball games and ski trips. They trusted him but instead he stole their innocence and their childhood.

The 5 women spoke about their experience in court, Friday.  They are represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.  Police say they found three other alleged victims, who had been girls between the ages of 12 and 14 from 1968 to 1969. Kloman was charged with three counts of indecent liberties and one of abduction with intent to defile. 

It was an emotional day in court for both sides.  Kloman, his family and the victims broke down in tears at various times throughout the proceedings.

The judge received 95 letters in support of Kloman.  But the judge says despite the fact the defendant is well respected and loved in the community he repeatedly inflicted pain on innocent defenseless girls.

Kloman's family, three children and his wife came to the courthouse in support.  The children were not alive when the crimes happened.

Kloman taught at the Potomac School from 1965 to 1994.



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