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TKD Champion/Coach Arrested
Emboesso brought this to my attention, so I'm posting it.
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Charges are being filed against a local tae kwon do instructor. Ramy Latchinian is accused of sexually abusing two of his students at World Karate Masters in Rockville, and police want to know if there are more alleged victims. Investigators fear Latchinian may have a long history of sexual abuse.
The allegations were made by a former student who is now 24, according to authorities. She said the abuse began when she was 14 and continued for four years.
The other alleged victim is 16 years old.
Ramy Latchnian's school, WTM, is THE Maryland school for Olympic TKD. If you want to compete on an international level, his school is the one to train at. It is a pure sport school, with little in the way of Bullshido.
I have little love for him and the Maryland Taekwondo Association, but that's personal and in the past. If he did it, I feel sorry for the girl.
Given the amount of instructors being in the news of late for molestation charges, the cynical part of me wonders how many accusations are legit, and how many are cash-ins.
I'll be following this closely, and I'm supposed to talk to some people tomorrow to find out more.
Last edited by DerAuslander; 10/10/2006 12:18pm at .