Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Taekwondo teacher accused of abusing two students

A local taekwondo instructor faces a total of 10 charges for allegedly abusing two students under the age of 16 dating back to 1998.

King Yeung, 57, the chief instructor at Kang’s Taekwondo Academy on McPhillips Street, was first arrested at the academy and charged with five offences on May 4. On May 9, Yeung was re-arrested and charged again with the same five offences related to a second victim. He was remanded into custody, police said Tuesday.

“Recently, our sex crimes unit became involved in a historic sexual assault investigation stemming back to April of 2009,” said Inspector Kelly Dennison, who is in charge of special investigations.

While enrolled at the academy, the student told police, a personal relationship began with the male instructor, then 50. The instructor allegedly began touching the student inappropriately and, between 2009 and 2011, the sexual advances increased to two or three times a week.

In January 2010, the instructor drove the victim and other students to Alberta for a taekwondo tournament. The student was again sexually assaulted during this trip, police said.  (more...)

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