Martial arts man denies sex charge

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 July, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 July, 1996, 12:00am

A karate instructor persuaded a young student to have sex by saying it would transmit his 'combat might' into her, a court heard yesterday.

The 42-year-old told the girl she could go to his flat for extra lessons, the District Court heard.

He denies having unlawful sex with an underage girl.

In October, the 14-year-old decided to go to his flat and began using a kickbag.

The instructor allegedly told her to lie down so he could give her a massage.

'He then told her to take off her clothes and he fondled her,' prosecutor Joseph To said.

After moving to the bedroom, he allegedly forced her to have sex.

The hearing continues today before Judge Andrew Chung when the girl will testify by video-link.