MMA gym owner/trainer wanted for child molestation
[Reposted on the UG]: Not only trying to spread the word/catch this guy but curious has to his martial arts credentials. Possibly a MA fraud + child molester?
Just heard through the grape vine that a guy named "Umar Love" is being sought by San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept for "Lewd acts with a child".
According to the Sheriff's Dept, he is the owner/operator of a school called Evolved Martial Arts in Apple Valley, CA. I Googled the guy's name and he's got some King of the Cage fights under his belt.
He was arrested for one charge of lewd acts with a child, multiple girls between the ages of 14-16, many of which took place at his business.
The guy apparently posted bail then skipped town with his GF. Anyone have any info on this guy or ever heard of him or his gym?
I found a couple of things pertaining to his school:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolv...24609630946856
Facebook friend profile: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234945555
What looks to be a web site under development (same logo as the FB page) which only mentions a guy by the named of Julian Chavez: http://evolvedmartialarts.net/
If you are in the Southern California/Inland Empire/Apple Valley area please keep an eye out for him. Please repost this on other forums. Let's get this guy caught. Thanks.
Here is the SB Sheriff's press release:
DATE/TIME: December 27, 2011
INCIDENT: Lewd Acts with a Child /Sexual Assault
LOCATION: Various locations in Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville
On Monday, December 12, 2011, a 14 year old victim reported to Apple Valley Deputies that Umar
Love had touched her inappropriately on a number of occasions over the past several months.
Detective Laura Marks began an investigation and subsequently arrested Love on Wednesday,
December 14, 2011. Love was booked for Lewd Acts with a Child and later posted bail and was
released from custody.
Detective Marks continued her investigation and has identified a total of six female victims, ranging
in age from 14 to 16 at the time of each crime. Throughout the investigation, the victims reported
that many of the lewd acts occurred at Love’s businesses. Love has been the owner/operator of Mixed
Martial Arts training facilities in the Victor Valley for several years and currently owns and operates
Evolved Martial Arts on Apple Valley Rd. in the town of Apple Valley.
On Thursday, December 22, 2011, Detective Marks served a search warrant at Love’s Apple Valley
home. Love was not at the residence and has not returned to his home since the search warrant was
served. Detective Marks obtained a $750,000. arrest warrant for Umar Love. Love is outstanding
and is in the company of his girlfriend, 24 year old Suzann Elizabeth Angel. They are driving a 2001
BMW 325i, Green in color, CA license 4SYK536.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or believes they are a victim, is urged to
contact Detective Marks at the Apple Valley Police Department (760)240-7400 or (760)245-4211 24-
hour Sheriff’s dispatch. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-
800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com
ROD HOOPS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Umar Love, 30, Apple Valley
Six known Female Victims – Age range: 14-16
Detective Laura Marks
Apple Valley Police
For verification purposes: link from LA Times' website