A martial arts instructor was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year old student in Springfield, New Jersey.
George Mendoza-Valentino, 27, was charged with a single count of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Mendoza-Valentino, a co-owner of ATA Martial Arts Academy, reportedly sexually assaulted the teenager repeatedly at the studio.
The instructor was in court on Wednesday with his lawyer, asking the judge to reduce the $125,000 bail. The lawyer added that his client has no criminal records and not a flight risk.
Authorities are encouraging anyone who might be a victim to have any information to come forward. The suspect is currently being held at the Union County Jail.