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Ex-Va. school teacher gets 43 years for sex abuse

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 4:40pm  ET

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A former teacher at a prestigious private school in northern Virginia has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for molesting five female students in the 1960s and 70s.

Local news media report that Christopher Kloman, who taught at the Potomac School in McLean, apologized to the women at his sentencing hearing Friday in Fairfax County. He said he hoped they could find some closure.

The 74-year-old Kloman was charged in November 2012 after a yearlong investigation that began when police received a tip from a former student of his.

The abuse occurred during the years that Kloman was a teacher and administrator at the elite school.

The women, who are now adults, detailed their experiences on Friday.

Kloman taught at the Potomac School from the mid-1960s until 1994.

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