Police: Owner of O'Fallon, Ill. martial arts studio sexually assauled former student

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 6:40 AM

(KMOV) -- A martial arts instructor in O’Fallon, Ill. is accused of sexually assaulting a former student.

According to police, Tony E. Harris Jr., 32, of Mascoutah, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault.

Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl Police say the victim is a former student of Harris, who owns the “Invicta Martial Arts Academy” in O’Fallon, Ill.

Authorities are not sure when the assault took place but they believe it happened at the Martial Arts Academy. 

Harris is currently being held at the O’Fallon Police Department jail on $300,000 bond. 

Parents of current or former martial arts students of Harris are encouraged to call the O’Fallon Police Department at (618) 624-4545 if they suspect any suspicious behavior between Harris and their child. 

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