Zhang, who taught Chinese language to grade four students at Lima Primary School in Guichao Township, Funing County, confessed to police that he has molested 15 boys in the past two years, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
Medical checkups of the 15 boys suggest none of them suffered physical injury, the report said.
Zhang, who is married and has a three-year-old child, coerced the boys into his dormitory before assaulting them, a local government statement said.
Last year, a 60-year-old teacher in Hunan Province was detained for molesting 19 primary school girls in November while in September, a 61-year-old primary school teacher was detained for raping several girls in Hubei Province.
In April, a court in east China’s Anhui Province sentenced a school teacher to death for raping five schoolgirls and sexually assaulting six others.