Fox9: Years after allegations of sexual abuse in northern Minnesota, a French teacher has been convicted in France. Adrien Massy from Angers, France was in the Bemidji area back in 2010 when the assaults took place.
A French court convicted Massy of sexually assaulting two metro area boys, a 10 and 11 year old while on a field trip. He was working as a foreign exchange teacher employed by the French Academy of Minnesota which is in St. Louis Park. The assaults took place while students were on a field trip at the Concordia Language Camp in Bemidji.
“I continue to grieve for the children and their families who have been impacted. I am however, very pleased that the legal system has provided a penalty for Mr. Massy,” said Veronique Liebmann, the school’s founder and director. “We remain committed to ensuring our learning environment is as safe as we can possibly make it. We appreciate the support of our families during this most difficult time and will continue to work with our families to ensure they are comfortable entrusting their children to our care.”
Massy was sentenced to 12 years in prison plus 10 years or probation with sex offender treatment upon his release from prison. In addition, Massy received a lifetime ban of contact with minors and must register on the French registry of sex offenders/pedophiles.