Taekwondo instructor accused of sex acts on kids at academy

April 16th, 2010 by


www.orlandosentinel.com – An instructor at John Emmons’ Taekwondo Academy in St. Cloud is accused of molesting children at the school, police said today.

John Thomas Durinick, 39, was arrested today on multiple counts of lewd and lascivious battery with a minor under the age of 16, lewd and lascivious molestation with a minor under 16 and one charge of false imprisonment, police said.

Durinick had an inappropriate relationship with two 15-year-old girls over the course of 18 months, police Capt. Bret Dunn said. In one case, the girl tried to get away from him during an encounter, resulting in the charge of false imprisonment, Dunn said.

Children cannot legally consent to sexual contact with adults.

Durinick is one of a dozen senior certified instructors at the school, which is at 1704 E. U.S. Highway 192.

A call to the school was not returned.


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