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Ex-martial arts teacher molested 11 kids

Posted: November 6, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2012 3:00 p.m.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former martial arts instructor is facing up to 255 years in a California prison for molesting 11 students.

An Orange County jury on Monday convicted 31-year-old Luis Alberto Pineda on 17 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts of sodomy by force and other sex crimes.

Prosecutors say the Anaheim man molested 10 boys and one girl after practices, games or when he took them to movies or dinner.

From 2005 to 2010, Pineda was an instructor at Moo Yea Do Martial Arts in Fullerton. He was also a soccer coach for the North Orange County Youth Soccer Premier League.

Prosecutors say he's facing 255 years in prison when he's sentenced on Dec. 6.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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