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Quyen V. Phan Le, Successful Taekwondo Coach, Indicted For Sexual Contact With Minors

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credit: Fairfax County Police

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Quyen V. Phan Le, a nationally known taekwondo coach, has been indicted for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with two female students.

Fairfax County Police announced the charges Wednesday against Phan Le of Springfield.

Phan Le, known in martial arts world as Master Phan Le, has coached Olympic-level athletes and was USA Taekwondo’s Coach of the Year in 2010.

Police say the incidents occurred at Phan Le’s home or at his school, the Phan University of Martial Arts in Springfield.

The alleged contact occurred between May 2003 and January 2005 with the first victim and in late 2008 with the second. The girls were ages 16 and 17.

He was indicted on seven felony charges: four counts of indecent liberties with a minor by someone in a supervisory relationship and three counts of possessing child pornography.

He was arraigned on those charges on May 22.

A call to Phan Le’s school was not returned Wednesday.

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