Dezheng Ping, 57, of Lawrence, New Jersey, was arrested and charged on Sept. 23 in Middlesex County, Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. The violinist and music teacher has allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old student in 2016, authorities announced.

He was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of fourth- degree criminal sexual contact.

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