WINNIPEG – A taekwondo instructor accused of sexually assaulting his students was denied bail Thursday after a two hour hearing at the Law Courts in downtown Winnipeg.
King Yeung, 57, was arrested in May after a former student went to police alleging sexual assault. Two other victims went to police in the weeks that followed with several more charges being laid.
Court documents now show Yeung was arrested again last week after a fourth allege victim came forward with complaints that date back to the mid 1980s.
Judge John Guy told court public perception played a strong role in his decision and that any “reasonable informed member of the public would see it’s a strong case.”
Police were first tipped off after a former student approached them and alleged the instructor developed a personal relationship when the student was younger than 16. Police say that relationship escalated to inappropriate touching, then to more serious sexual assault.
The alleged assaults happened as frequently as a few times per week, before the student ended the relationship.