Karate instructor to stand trial on molestation charges:
Karate instructor accused of lewd acts to appear in court Thursday:
Juan Melesio Flores
Back in my early 20s a karate school opened up where my girlfriend at the time lived. I enrolled at the school and stuck with it for a number of years. I got the chance to meet a lot of different instructors and I came away with this. Karate instructors usually fit into two categories, they’re either the nicest people you’ve ever met or they’re colossal douchebags.
38-year-old Juan Melesio Flores of San Diego, California, seems to be in the latter group. Flores is accused of allegedly molesting two of his male students, ages 14 and 16.
Brandon said that when he was 16, Flores began groping his genitals over and under his clothes while at the martial arts studio. He testified that he laughed it off at first, but it became a daily occurrence.
The alleged victim said things progressed until Flores performed a sex act on him in November 2012.
The witness said it was not unusual for Flores to massage his students or ask them to give him a massage.
Um…yeah, that’s kind of unusual actually. If my instructor asked me for a massage I would have walked out.
The 14-year-old victim claims he was molested at a school sleepover.
Police also allege that they found pictures of ‘naked young boys’ on Flores’ cellphone.
Karate instructors are supposed to have a strong inner discipline. It takes years of constant training to obtain the levels of skill that most of them have. You would think that with that self-discipline and degree of study that assclowns like this would be able to resist their predatory urges.
You have brought shame on your dojo.