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PizDoff
9/09/2004 10:57am,
Karate Instructor Offered Plea Deal In Sex Abuse Case

Pair Would Serve 15 Years Under Offer

LOUISVILLE -- A local karate instructor accused of sexually abusing his students was offered a plea deal Wednesday.

Richard Woodard, 38, and his girlfriend, Lori Franklin, both were offered 15 years in prison in exchange for guilty pleas, WLKY NewsChannel 32 reported Wednesday.

Police said Woodard sexually abused five students at his in-home karate studio.

Franklin is accused of either participating or watching the abuse occur, WLKY reported.

Each has until the end of the week to accept the offer.

If they don't take the deal, the prosecutor could add four additional charges to the grand jury. A trial would begin next month.


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It is once again a damn shame to see those in a position of power and respect abuse their powers. Parents have to be ever vigilant as to who and where they take their children to. This type of news just saddens me and it is a firm reminder of what we must fight against.

blankslate
9/09/2004 10:59am,
Yeah, I remember these guys from awhile back.

I hope they throw the book at them.

iamamonster
9/09/2004 11:05am,
a BIG book hopefully
he's done if anyone in his prison finds out why he's there

matzahbal
9/09/2004 1:23pm,
They need to change the constitution to "No cruel or unusual punishment.... unless your a fucking sicko"

Hwarangwarrior
9/15/2004 4:54pm,
I live about 2 hours from lousville and saw it on the news about 3 months ago.

Kungfoolss
9/16/2004 12:22am,
Originally posted by PizDoff

It is once again a damn shame to see those in a position of power and respect abuse their powers. Parents have to be ever vigilant as to who and where they take their children to. This type of news just saddens me and it is a firm reminder of what we must fight against.


This is quite a common problem within the martial arts environment. Victims beware.

Deadpan Scientist
9/16/2004 12:23am,
COME ON!! how hard would that be to do on shaolinwolf?


Pleeeeeeeeease

Kungfoolss
9/16/2004 12:29am,
Originally posted by brandeissansoo
COME ON!! how hard would that be to do on shaolinwolf?


Pleeeeeeeeease

Context Brand. Context.

tai-gip
9/18/2004 8:34pm,
people like that need to be put into the octogon with parents of young kids.. preferably large muscular skilled yet animalistic parents...
sometimes i think violence is the answer