Friday, February 25, 2011

Karate Instructor Extradited

Florida -- A 56-year-old man - a former karate instructor - has recently been extradited from Kentucky to Florida, according to and

The man is facing a charge of sexual battery on a person under 12 and investigators from the Volusia County Sheriff's office are concerned that there may be more victims.

Officials have investigating the case since October, when a. woman came forward. Investigators said a woman, who is now in her 30s, came forward to report sexual abuse dating back to 1978. She said the man began touching her when she was just 3 years old and allegedly raped her until she was 15. She told officials how she was breaking her silence in order to protect other children.

Officials said they definitely shared the woman's concern about the possibility of other victims out there. Investigators said the suspect have confessed to assaulting the victim.

A friend of the suspect said he ran a martial arts school in Deltona for years, where he worked with hundreds of children. Furthermore, the suspect volunteered with the Boy Scouts. The friend claimed that the man often watched children at his house.

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