Two brothers who run a Washington County tutoring business face criminal charges after authorities say one sexually abused a female student and the other gave her alcohol.
Ryan Hsu, 31, of Bethany in unincorporated Washington County, is accused of second-degree sexual abuse involving an underaged girl between March and June, according to an indictment in the case. He was arrested Aug. 16, three days after someone called police about the allegations, the sheriff’s office said.
He and younger sibling Alan H. Hsu run Best in Class Education Center in Bethany, according to the sheriff’s office.
Alan Hsu, 29, of Bethany, was arrested Aug. 18 on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor for giving the same girl liquor that month, court documents show. He was released on his own recognizance. His older brother was released from jail after posting $1,000 bail. Both were barred from having contact with the alleged victim and other children.
Ryan Hsu was arrested August 30 on suspicion of violating his release agreement after being seen at an event children attended. He was released from jail a second time after posting $2,500 bail.
Alan Hsu asked the court to modify his release agreement to allow him to be around children for work, court records show. He typically works with children from kindergarten to 12th grade with class sizes between four and 12 students, the motion said.
Hsu said he and another adult are usually in the classroom and when he is the only adult, other employees nearby can see into the classroom, the court papers said.
“If the prohibition of all contact with minors continues, it will be impossible to continue running his business, as his involvement in the classrooms as both tutor and manager is irreplaceable for several of his tutoring centers,” the motion said. “He has already had multiple days of unscheduled closures. Continued closures will be untenable of the business.”
A court hearing on Alan Hsu’s motion is scheduled for Monday.
State business filings show a tutoring center connected to their family has operated at the location since at least 2001. The family also used to operate a tutoring business in Lake Oswego, but that location was registered by someone else last year, according to the state records.