PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A private school in Rhode Island has alerted its alumni that a former student has come forward to allege she was sexually molested in the 1970s by a tutor who was previously accused of molesting students at another school.

The Providence Journal reports that The Wheeler School said Tuesday a former student alleges she was abused by Andrew Cohen when he was hired to tutor her when she was 12.

Cohen was a teacher at the private Gordon School at the time. That school announced last month that an investigation found that Cohen raped or sexually abused multiple girls.

The now 69-year-old Cohen did not return a telephone call to his Coventry home Tuesday. He previously said he had no desire to discuss the allegations. He was never criminally charged.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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