Posted On:5/02/2007 4:14pm
Former Karate Teacher Charged With Soliciting Student On Computer
A former karate teacher at Summerlin Military Academy was arrested Thursday after Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detectives discovered he was using a computer to solicit a child.
Theodore Kaine Thorner, 32, of Lakeland, was booked into the Polk County Jail on six felony counts of use of a computer to solicit or seduce a child. Each of those charges carries a $20,000 bond. Thorner also was charged with one count of receiving computer statements for the purpose of sexual conduct with a minor.
Thorner is a karate teacher at Martial Art Health Center in Lakeland, which was under contract to provide instruction at Summerlin Academy.
Investigators said Thorner had six conversations online with a 16-year-old female student from Summerlin Acaademy over a two-week period, and that he solicited the girl to have sex with him.
The girl reported the incidents on April 5, and an investigation was started. The Polk County School Board terminated the contract with Martial Art Health Center on that same day.
Detectives seized Thorner's computer and, during their investigation, located the online conversations. A warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday afternoon, and he was taken into custody without incident. His bond was set at $20,000 for each of the seven charges.
Summerlin Academy is a military school of choice for grades nine through 12, located at Bartow High School.
Good for the girl reporting it.
Posted On:5/02/2007 5:02pm
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Posted On:5/04/2007 5:23pm
Style: MMA, JKD philosophy
What's the age of consent there? Isn't 16 the age of consent in most states? Or was she pretending to be younger? Isn't that entrapment?
BJJ might make you a better ground fighter, but Judo will make you a better dancer.
Posted On:5/04/2007 7:42pm
He was in a position of power and trust over her, that's a big no no.
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