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    Nov 2012
    Las Vegas, NV. USA
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    Yakima BJJ Instructor arrested on sexual abuse charges

    It's a story that's shocking everyone. But Danny Dodd said he first heard the disturbing news over a year ago when a young girl switched to his martial arts studio after being treated inappropriately by her last instructor, 35-year-old Cristiano Oliveira.

    Oliveira is the head instructor at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Yakima.

    "The father was smart enough to get them out of the situation, and brought them to continue to train with me," said Dodd, Owner of Samurai Martial Arts. "Because the kids love martial arts, they just obviously couldn't stay in that situation so we were outraged initially. Mostly because there wasn't enough evidence to do anything at the time."

    But now Oliveira sits behind bars.

    According to court documents, a 20-year-old girl recently told police an alarming history of sexual assault. She told officers she was made to engage in sexual intercourse with her martial arts instructor, Cristiano Oliveira at least 100 times between August of 2008 and October of 2010. At that time she was only 14 to 16-years-old.

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    This is a good lesson to be careful who you let into your home. When Cristiano first came to the US I let him live with me while he was teaching at the gym I trained at. When I heard this I had to sit down with my kids. Granted he was never really alone with them but I had to make sure. They said nothing ever happened but I hate to think if something did.
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