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    Hector Quinchi

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    NYC Martial Arts Teacher Gets 7 Years for Raping 12-Year-Old Student at Studio
    Published August 25, 2020 • Updated on August 25, 2020 at 2:26 pm


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    A 37-year-old instructor at a Queens martial arts studio has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl who took karate lessons at Hugo's Tae Kwon Do Studio in Sunnyside last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    Hector Quinchi pleaded guilty in July to rape and child endangerment. Prosecutors say he had sexual contact with the child multiple times between August and October 2019 in the studio on Skillman Avenue.

    On multiple occasions over a seven-week span starting August 15, Quinchi had sexual contact with the girl, including kissing her and rubbing her breasts and private area, prosecutors have said. In early October, he allegedly raped her.

    Quinchi surrendered to authorities soon after learning the girl had told her parents about the abuse. In addition to his seven-year prison sentence, he'll be subject to 10 years' post-release supervision and must register as a sex offender.

    "This defendant was supposed to teach this youngster how to defend herself, but he was the one from whom she needed protection. He manipulated a child too young to consent to sex," Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. "My office will not tolerate adults who abuse their positions of trust to victimize children.”

    Any parents concerned their child may have also been victimized by the karate teacher are encouraged to reach out to the NYPD Child Abuse Squad.
    You cannot trust someone who teaches Karate at a Tae Kwon Do studio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    You cannot trust someone who teaches Karate at a Tae Kwon Do studio.
    In actuality, TKD was Korean karate. General Choi had been a 2nd dan in Shotokan and based his TKD off of it. Quite unlike the Olympic TKD now.

    IMO, a seven-year sentence isn’t nearly enough for rape, especially of a child.

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    Henry & Kelly Regalado

    How the heck does a dude that big market courses titled “Tiny Tigers” and “Little Dragon”?

    Florida martial arts school billed taxpayers over $350,000 for ‘ghost’ kids, state says
    BY DAVID OVALLE
    SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 10:23 AM, UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 07:04 PM

    Henry Regalado and his wife, Kelly, ran the United Martial Arts Academy in Homestead. Authorities charged the school and Kelly Regalado with fraudulently billing taxpayers for nearly $300,000 in grants. - FACEBOOK

    Funded by public grants, the United Martial Arts Academy in Homestead offered an array of self-defense training, including the “Tiny Tigers” and “Little Dragon” courses for kids.

    But investigators say that many of those little dragons and tigers were actually phantoms — with the academy falsely billing over $350,000 for non-existent students and fake employees.

    The Miami-Dade Inspector General’s Office and prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against Kelly Mendoza Regalado, who ran the school’s books. She ran the academy with her husband, martial arts instructor Henry Regalado, who describes himself as holding a “ninth-degree” black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu.

    She is being charged with an organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and communications fraud. The school itself was charged as a defendant.

    Reached on Wednesday, Henry Regalado hung up the phone on a reporter. “I have no comment sir,” he said.

    It was not clear Wednesday if the couple had retained an attorney.

    Prosecutors say the academy fraudulently billed over $350,000 from the Miami-Dade’s Children’s Trust, a taxpayer-funded organization that awards grants to programs that serve poor and at-risk children. The school appears to now be closed, and its website has been taken down.


    A screen shot of the website for the United Martial Arts Academy in Homestead. Miami-Dade prosecutors say the school falsely billed nearly $300,000 for students who didn’t exist. - INTERNET ARCHIVE
    According to archive images of its website, the martial-arts academy began in the mid 2000s, and got its first Children’s Trust grant of $50,000 in 2007. Regalado, on his website, said he quit a job at the University of Miami to run the gym, which featured ample mats, punching bags and a raised boxing ring.

    “The kids are watched over here, they’re safe — the streets outside are not so friendly,” Regalado said, according to the website. “What would these parents do without this? Of course, they’re thankful it’s here.”

    According to a memo released by Inspector General Felix Jimenez, the academy was enrolled in two programs — one for after-school programs, another for summer camps — that reimbursed for costs associated with students and employees.

    Agents reviewed the academy’s bills between 2013 and 2017. They discovered that the Regalados used fake checks, bogus records of money transfers and even sham student attendance data to bill over $350,000. The trust actually paid out just under $300,000, according to the memo.

    The school inflated employee costs, agents found. That included paying Kelly Regalado’s mother under two different names, money that was kicked back to her daughter, the memo said. When the Trust questioned Regalado, she provided “forged bank statements,” Jimenez wrote.

    “Theft in any form is repugnant, but it is particularly vile to line one’s own pockets with funds designated to help the children of our community,” Jimenez said in a statement to the Miami-Dade County Commission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    How the heck does a dude that big market courses titled “Tiny Tigers” and “Little Dragon”?
    Maybe he ate them all.

    He should also be charged with fraud for implying in his poster that he could teach kids to defy gravity and run upside-down on the ceiling. Or that he could teach anyone to move at all. Gravity is certainly not his friend. The only training he’s ever done is ordering home delivery over his I-phone and then lifting the food up to his face.
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    Manuel Ruiz - NOT guilty

    We don't get many 'not guilty' verdicts here.

    Winnipeg firefighter, martial arts instructor found not guilty of some charges in sexual assault trial
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    Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:52AM CST
    Last Updated Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:59AM CST
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    Manuel Ruiz (middle) leaves the law courts on May 29, 2020, during a break in his trial. (CTV News Photo Josh Crabb)



    WINNIPEG -- WARNING: This story contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers.

    A Winnipeg firefighter and martial arts instructor has been found not guilty of three charges involving one of two women who testified at his sexual assault trial, but no ruling has been made yet involving the charges stemming from allegations made by another woman.

    Court heard Manuel Ruiz has been found not guilty of sexual assault, forcible confinement, and procuring someone to provide sexual services— charges stemming from allegations made by a 35-year-old woman.

    The Crown asked the court for the not guilty finding before closing arguments in the case. Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Joan McKelvey told the trial she accepts the Crown’s recommendation. McKelvey told the court she reviewed the evidence in great detail and determined the three charges have not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Ruiz is still charged with six offences — three counts of uttering threats, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of forcible entry — in connection with allegations made by a now 46-year-old woman.

    The woman testified she began talking on the phone with Ruiz when she was 14 and stayed in contact for several years. She told the court when she was in her twenties, he was at her apartment, put his hands down her underwear, and touched her.

    In a separate incident, she testified Ruiz threw her on a futon and had sexual intercourse with her.

    Ruiz has testified the woman initiated sex and it was consensual.

    Ruiz, 56, has pleaded not guilty to the remaining charges. Closing arguments started Tuesday morning in his trial.

    None of the remaining charges have been proven in court and Ruiz is presumed innocent.
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    Hyobin Lee

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    Martial arts instructor charged with sexually assaulting student

    Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Eden Prairie Tae Kwon Do teacher began having sex with the student when she was just 15.

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    Author: Dana Thiede
    Published: 10:27 AM CDT October 15, 2020
    Updated: 10:27 AM CDT October 15, 2020

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — An Eden Prairie martial arts instructor is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct after investigators say he repeatedly had sex with a juvenile student.

    Prosecutors say the contact between 30-year-old Hyobin Lee and his young victim began when she was just 15 years old.

    A criminal complaint lays out the case against Lee, who arrived in the U.S. from South Korea in 2015 and began teaching the juvenile in October of 2015. Police say they were notified by a mandatory reporter from the Scott County School District of the allegations against Lee on September 21 of this year. The victim allegedly told that reporter that Lee had sex with her multiple times, and had "taken her virginity."

    In a videotaped interview at CornerHouse the victim, now 17, said she would refer to the defendant as "Master Lee" and as part of Tae Kwon Do it is embedded in a student's mind that you do not say no to someone of Lee's rank, you must comply.

    The teen said beginning in 2018 Lee would offer her rides to places, including picking her up from school and bringing her to Tae Kwon Do class. She told authorities he eventually began taking her back to his residence, where Lee would have sex with her. In one instance, she describes sexual contact in a bathroom of the Tae Kwon Do studio.

    In November of 2018 a studio opened closer to the victim's home, ending any interaction with Lee.

    A witness, who was an instructor at the same studio where Lee worked, told investigators that the victim shared in September what had happened.

    Hyobin Lee is currently in custody.
    Here's the problem - those that don't understand rank "you do not say no to someone of Lee's rank, you must comply."
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    Daniel Sharples

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    Daniel Sharples
    Martial arts expert jailed for life for murder of vulnerable wheelchair-bound Warrington dad
    BY GARY SKENTELBERY ON 27TH OCTOBER 2020 12:10 PMCRIME, NEWS
    A martial arts expert who repeatedly kicked a helpless wheelchair-bound father-of-two to death in Warrington has been sentenced to life in prison.

    Daniel Sharples was convicted of the murder of 53-year-old Michael Mairs following an eight-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court which concluded on Wednesday 14 September.
    Today, Tuesday 27 October, the 38-year-old of Griesdale Avenue, Orford, Warrington, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 21 years. The attack took place on Sunday 6 October 2019.
    Sharples began his day at 9.40am when he went for breakfast with a pint at the Looking Glass in Warrington town centre.
    He then went on to the Hop Pole where he had more alcohol to drink along with several shots of Sambuca. Sharples then left the pub at around midday and made his way up Winwick Street.
    As he went under the railway bridges he came across Michael who was drinking with friends.
    Sharples began to verbally abuse the group, before attacking Michael’s two friends – who both fled the scene after being repeatedly punched in the face.
    He then turned his attention to Michael who was unable to escape – he initially punching him in the face, before tipping his wheelchair over and repeatedly kicking him in the head as he lay helpless on the floor.
    As the attack continued, a member of the public intervened and attempted to pull Sharples off Michael, who was barely conscious on the floor.
    However, the attack was not over, and before fleeing the scene he grabbed Michael’s wheelchair from underneath him and tossed it aside.
    He then ran off on foot, but was arrested a short time later after attempting to evade officers.
    Upon his arrest Sharples admitted the attack – claiming that he carried it out as Michael had sold heroin to his son.
    Michael was initially treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to Warrington District General Hospital with injuries reported to be life-threatening by the Paramedics.
    Due to the severity of his injuries, he was placed into an induced coma and transferred to intensive care.
    Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, Michael never regained consciousness and died on Monday 28 October.
    A post mortem found that whilst Michael had suffered multiple organ failure, the central cause of death was the significant facial injuries sustained during the violent attack.
    Sharples was initially charges with Section 47 assault to which he pleaded guilty.
    However, following Michael’s death, Sharples was interviewed again by Cheshire officers and then subsequently charged with Murder.
    Following the verdict Detective Inspector Helen Clegg said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man who had no way of defending himself.
    “On the day of the incident Michael was simply socialising with his friends and minding his own business.
    “Sharples is a strong and powerful man and used his kick boxing experience to launch a vicious and sustained attack on Michael as he sat helpless in his wheelchair. He was totally focused on inflicting serious harm.
    “Throughout the investigation Sharples has never shown any remorse. Instead, attempted to place the blame on Michael, claiming that he had sold drugs to his son, claims that were totally unsubstantiated.
    “He went on to claim that he had taken Valium prior to the attack and was unable to control himself and had no recollection of what happened.
    “Thankfully, the jury have seen though his lies and he is now facing the consequences of his actions.”
    David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “This crime shocked the local community and deeply saddened all those who knew Michael.
    “I would like to thank all of the officers involved in the investigation who have helped to get justice for Michael’s family and friends.
    “My thoughts are with them at this difficult time I hope this conviction gives them some form of comfort.”
    Detective Inspector Clegg added: “I would like to thank all of the member of the public who helped Michael on the day, along with those who have come forward with information.
    “Their evidence was compelling and a driving force behind the conviction of this man for Michael’s murder.
    “I’d also like to acknowledge the courage that Michael’s children have shown throughout this case.
    “I hope the conviction of Sharples, and the sentence handed to him, will help them, and all those who knew him, to continue to come to terms with what happened and move forward with their lives.”
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    Charles Calvin Stover

    Former martial arts studio owner charged with child abuse; other victims sought
    WBALUpdated: 12:18 PM EDT Oct 30, 2020
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    Charles Stover SOURCE: Frederick Sheriff's Department

    FREDERICK, Md. —
    A former martial arts studio owner has been indicted on nine counts of child abuse stemming from the late 90s. The Frederick Sheriff's Office is asking other potential victims to come forward.

    Charles Calvin Stover, of Frederick, was indicted on Oct. 23 by a Frederick County grand jury on nine counts of child abuse to a minor. These counts span over the course of more than three years from 1997 to 2000.

    Stover owned and operated martial arts studio In Ji Yong, which provided classes in Frederick and Thurmont. The studio just shut down this year due to COVID-19.

    Anyone that may have additional information or would like to come forward to file a complaint against Stover is asked to contact Sgt. Joseph McCallion at 301-600-1022
    In Ji Yong sound Korean?
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