Judge Elie Helou issued a verdict in the case of a teacher who was accused of sexually abusing 11 children at St. Joseph School in Aintoura, Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) reported on Wednesday. According to the radio station, Helou considered the case a misdemeanor and not a felony and convicted Pierre Sh. from 6 to 10 years in jail. A felony is used in law to describe very serious crimes, while misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. [Link]