Winnipeg taekwondo instructor faces third sexual assault charge


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A Taekwondo instructor already charged with sexually assaulting two former students has been charged again.

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A Taekwondo instructor already charged with sexually assaulting two former students has been charged again.

King Yeung was charged on Monday with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

Winnipeg police said the new charges were laid after a third victim came forward. Police said the victim alleges she was sexually assaulted on several occasions.

Police said the woman, under the age of 16 at the time, was enrolled at the Taekwondo Academy on McPhillips Street between 2001 and 2005.

Yeung, who was still in custody from his previous charges last week, was charged and returned to custody.

Anyone with any other information is asked to call the police sex crimes unit at 204-986-6245 or Crimestoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

King Yeung

Previous charges

The offences involving the first victim, who was 16 years old at the time, allegedly began in April 2009 when the student was enrolled at the taekwondo academy, located at 1021 McPhillips St. Police allege the instructor pursued and developed a personal relationship with the victim and began touching the victim inappropriately.

It is alleged the instructor’s advances increased between 2009 and 2012, were sexual in nature and happened approximately two to three times per week. It is alleged the instructor also sexually assaulted the first victim during a January 2010 trip to Alberta for a taekwondo tournament to which he drove the victim and several other students.

The first victim ended the relationship before contacting police.

The second victim, who recently contacted police, was a student at the academy in 1998 and was under 16 years old when the student was allegedly sexually assaulted by the same instructor over a six-year period.

‘It should be affecting everybody, make us think twice and make us think about the safety of our athletes and our children’– Jae Park, president of Taekwondo Manitoba

Yeung is the academy’s grandmaster and chief instructor. He holds an 8th dan (black belt degree).

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS King Yeung is grandmaster and chief instructor at Kang’s Taekwondo Academy on McPhillips Street.

Updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:35 PM CDT: Adds details on background

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