A Florida Taekwondo instructor allegedly forced a girl to perform a sex act on him when she was only 10 years old.
Sebastian Choi, 22, worked as a girl’s instructor at Team Taekwondo in Doral when the alleged abuse took place in 2015, the Miami Herald reports. Police arrested him on Tuesday after a 13-year-old girl claimed that he forced her to perform a sex act on him when she was 10.
Choi allegedly forced the girl to both perform oral sex on him and touch him on several occasions, WPLG in Miami reports. Choi would have been 19 at the time.
The child first told her mother, who contacted the authorities.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Angel Rodriguez said the allegations are “concerning” because Choi “was the victim’s taekwondo and P.E. instructor with access to many children,” according to Fox News.
It is not clear where the alleged abuse took place.
Choi has been suspended from the school and is now reportedly ineligible for any USA Taekwondo-related activity until he’s cleared of the allegations made against him, a USA Taekwondo spokesman told WLPG in a statement.
Choi has been charged with two counts of sexual battery on a minor by an adult and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child by an adult. He’s being held without bail. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer at this time.
"He's a great guy. I'm shocked, actually," parent Gary Shipman told WPLG. "This is a great institution, great students, great leadership here. It's shocking to hear this."
[Photo: Miami-Dade Corrections]
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