Karate Class Abuse

Karate school student accused of molesting boys in dressing room

A teen-age karate student is facing charges that he molested eight young boys at a martial arts school while parents sat nearby. Police in Patchogue, New York, say the man, who helped teach younger students, took the boys into a closed dressing room, saying he needed to adjust their uniforms. They say the boys ranged in age from six to ten years old and the dressing room was adjacent to the area were parents were sitting. His lawyer says the 19-year-old denies the charges.