DURHAM – A Courtice martial arts instructor has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenaged student.
The girl, 16, has been a student at Kumo Jiu Jitsu on Hwy. 2 in Courtice for the past three years and during that time formed a friendship with an instructor there, Durham police said.
It’s alleged that over the past two months the relationship “intensified”, police said in a media release Wednesday, Dec. 21. The suspect is accused of inappropriately touching the girl during a visit to her home, police said.
Christopher Brunke, 32, of Stanford Crescent in Clarington is charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and luring a person under 18. (more...)