After allegations of abuse against two teachers in municipal kindergartens in Vienna were made public on Wednesday, new details are now known. In one case, for example, the police investigations are difficult because the parents of a possible victim did not consent to the data being passed on to the police by the victim protection organization. Therefore, no one can be listed and questioned as an accused, according to the state police directorate.
As reported, two independent educators are suspected of child abuse. One incident is said to have occurred in a kindergarten, while the second is said to have taken place in the teacher’s private environment. An underage youth is said to have been abused. This was announced by the deputy department head of the competent authority, MA 10, Kurt Burger, in a media interview on Thursday. In this case, the teacher concerned was transferred to the back office two weeks ago after the allegations became known, and the parents of the children from the kindergarten were also informed at the same time.
In the second case, the teacher was also transferred and the parents were informed on Wednesday. According to MA 10, a hotline has also been set up to answer acute questions. In which of the two cases the parents refused to pass on the data was not known on Thursday. Initially, the victims’ data was missing in both cases, but the police have now received it in a case – the investigation is ongoing.