NEW YORK (AP) — Two women entrusted to teach young Korean exchange students at a Queens school are accused of inflicting physical and emotional abuse as a form of extreme punishment.
Prosecutors on Thursday charged Sun Kyung Park and Min Kyung Chea with endangering the welfare of a child.
They also charged Park with assault and Chea with attempted assault.
Prosecutors say the women abused four students at Crown Tutoring Academy in Little Neck.
They include two 10-year-olds who prosecutors say wet their pants after being told they could not use the restroom.
The 33-year-old Park faces up to seven years if convicted. The 34-year-old Chea faces up to a year.
Chea's husband owns the school.
Information on the women's lawyers was not immediately available.
A message left at the school wasn't immediately returned.