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Former Instructor Sentenced On Sex Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A former martial arts instructor who sexually abused his students will serve close to 9 years behind bars. A Josephine County Judge sentenced Jonathan Wilson to 105 months in prison.

Back in June, officers received a tip that he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old during Boatnik. After that, three additional female victims came forward. They told police most of the sexual contact happened at his workplace, the Burk and Betancourt Taekwondo School. The owner of that school Lorraine Burke said she had no idea Wilson was that type of person.

“We had Jonathan in a position of trust with these individuals and I swear he led them, and should have encouraged them, and developed their growth in a positive way, and he really took advantage of them; hurt their families,” Burke said.

After Wilson serves his time, he will be on three years post prison supervision.