Street Tactics founder Bruce Drago arrested for molestation
Berks Karate Instructor Arrested for Child Molestation
A BERKS COUNTY MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR TURNS HIMSELF HIM AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY MOLESTING A TEENAGE GIRL. DETECTIVES SAY THE LEESPORT MAN COMMITTED THE ACTS ON TWO OCCASIONS BETWEEN THE SPRING AND FALL OF 2003.
WENDY, 38 YEAR OLD BRUCE DRAGO IS THE OWNER OF A MARTIAL ARTS TRAININg CENTER IN WYOMISSING. BEFORE THAT HE OWNED A KARATE STUDIO IN THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL IN MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP. POLICE SAY THE THE ALLEGED VICTIM, THEN 14 YEARS OLD, WOULD MEET DRAGO THERE.
DET SGT. DERR-
5:05 SHE ACTUALLY CONFIDED IN A FRIEND AND THE FRIEND CAME FORWARD AND THAT'S HOW IT CAME ABOUT.
POLICE THEN INTERVIEWED THE VICTIM AND SHE TELLS POLICE BRUCE DRAGO WOULD AT TIMES GIVE HER RIDES HOME IN HIS CAR. AND TWICE SHE SAYS DRAGO PARKED, GAVE HER VODKA IN THE CAR, AND THEN FORCED HER TO HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT. DRAGO'S MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE DATES BACK TO THE EARLY 1990'S ACCORDING TO HIS WEBSITE "STREETTACTICS.US".
THE WEBSITE CLAIMS TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE AND SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, AT HIS WYOMISSING TRAINING CENTER, THE SIGN STILL SAYS THE PLACE IS OPEN.
2:52 DERR. -
I CERTAINLY THINK PARENTS SHOULD BE CONCERNED TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN INSTRUCTED BY AN INDIVIDUAL CHARGED WITH THESE CRIMES.
DRAGO IS CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, CORRUPTION OF MINORS AND GIVING ALCOHOL TO MINORS.
2:27 DERR. -
WE'RE STILL LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE MAY BE MORE VICTIMS AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION THEY SHOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH US. BRUCE DRAGO POSTED BAIL AND WAS RELEASED TODAY. HIS NEXT HEARING IS
SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH.
Former Friend Speaks About Self Defense Instructor Being Arrested
A MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A YOUNG GIRL, TURNED HIMSELF INTO POLICE TODAY. INVESTIGATORS SAY 38 YEAR OLD BRUCE DRAGO COMMITTED THE ACT ON TWO OCCASIONS IN 2003. TONIGHT, WFMZ'S JOEL D. SMITH SAT DOWN WITH SOMEONE WHO'S KNOWN DRAGO SINCE 2003, AND A LOT LONGER.
ROB, PETER SCHWARZE OWNS A MARTIAL ARTS IN STUDIO IN BERNVILLE. HE SAYS HE OWES MUCH OF WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT THE BUSINESS TO BRUCE DRAGO. AND SCHWARZE BELIEVES IF DRAGO HEARD THAT ONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY MOLESTING A MINOR, THAT EMPLOYEE WOULD BE SUSPENDED, OR FIRED ON THE SPOT.
ITS ONE OF THE MANY REASONS, SCHWARZE STILL CAN'T BELIEVE DRAGO'S IN TROUBLE NOW.
2:34 PETER SCHWARZE -
I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS NOT THE BRUCE DRAGO I KNOW.
PETER SCHWARZE SAYS OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS HE'S TRAINED UNDER BRUCE DRAGO, HOSTED TOURNAMENTS WITH HIM AND TAKEN BUSINESS ADVICE.
SCHWARZE EVEN APPEARS ON DRAGO'S WEBSITE. HE SAYS DRAGO HAS BEEN HELPING KIDS FOR MANY YEARS.
3:01 PETER SCHWARZE -
HES DON'E WORK WITH THE STATE, STRANGER DANGER PROGRAMS, SELF DEFENSE PROGRAMS, TO HELP KIDS PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST PEDIPHILES, HE'S HELPED GET PEDIPHILES IN JAIL. THIS IS A PRETTY BIG SHOCK.
DRAGO IS ACCUSED OF FORCING A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL TO HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH HIM. THE ALLEGED VICTIM, NOW 16, TELLS POLICE DRAGO WOULD GIVE HER RIDES HOME FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL, WHERE HE USED TO HAVE A KARATE STUDIO.
5:05 DET. SGT. DERR -
SHE ACTUALLY CONFIDED IN A FRIEND AND THE FRIEND CAME FORWARD AND THAT'S HOW IT CAME ABOUT.
AFTER LOOKING OVER THE ACTUAL CHARGES, INCLUDING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR, AND INVOLUNTARY DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE,
SCHWARZE IS STILL MAINTAINING FAITH IN THE MAN HE'S KNOWN MORE THAN A DECADE.
6:31 PETER SCHWARZE -
I BELIEVE BRUCE TO BE INNOCENT. THE BRUCE DRAGO I KNOW WOULDN'T DO THAT, NOT EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE.
BRUCE DRAGO POSTED BAIL AND WAS RELEASED EARLIER TODAY. HIS NEXT HEARING DATE IS SEPTEMBER 27TH.
Where is your commentary KFS? I want the old KFS back damnit.
An Anti-paedophilia expert turning out to be paedophile himself happened in the UK a couple of years ago, he was a consultant to London police and social services who advised on paedophile behaviour, who turned out to have a long record of convictions for child abuse, but had changed his name.
There was also a case of a government-run child-protection authority in Wales being infilitrated and taken over by a paedophile ring (which IIRC correctly included police officers and members of the judiciary). There were horrific accounts of children trying to report abuse only to have the person who they reported the abuse to abusing them. The poor kids apparently ended up too scared to tell anybody until adulthood, by which time many of them had serious psychiatric disorders and/or substance abuse problems.
They make a big thing out of it because he molested ONE girl?
I thought in the world of MA everyone was allowed at least one.
What has this world come to- now its "wrong" to have sex with 14 year old girls.
Originally Posted by Gumby
A child is a child.
But what if she's really hot?
Originally Posted by Poop-Loops
What if she's almost legal?
Now I see why my brother's paper on comparative ages of consent caused so much trouble:
People are fucking idiots.
What am I?:
I am ignorant, thieving, lying, hypocrital, violent and thoroughly self obssessed. I steal from others to make myself look better, only to make the item or information worse.
I go on and on and ON about how brave and strong and brilliant and wealthy I am, but in the end I'm all mouth and no trousers.
That's right children, I'm your average AMERICUNT! and I exemplify AMERICA!:911flag:
JohnnyCache's "retort" proving how much he knows about medicine and geography and First World countries:
Yes, through persistent lack of work and the cultivation of ignorance, he is a true American.
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