Poway Karate Instructor Arrested for Sex with Minor
By Andie Adams
A Poway karate instructor has been arrested for 500 criminal counts of child molestation, including allegedly having sex with a female minor, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.
Last Thursday, sheriff’s deputies were seen crashing through the front glass door of United Studios Self Defense Karate Studio at 13331 Poway Road — the same day the studio’s operator and lead instructor Josh Thomas Churchill, 31, was taken into custody. Investigators say over more than three years, Churchill committed illegal acts against a minor at the studio and other locations