Well, I guess, Master Bruner was not quite the wonderful guy that many thought him to be. First an earlier update, which I missed from February. What an incredibly brave young man:
Tae kwon do instructor facing new sexual assault, child pornography charges
"....The second victim, now 19, recently came forward, alleging Bruner sexually assaulted him at a Chelsea home on one occasion in 2004, Etue said. At that time, Bruner was teaching at Ann Arbor West Tae Kwon Do in Scio Township, where the victim was a student of his, Det. Sgt. Dale Smith said.
According to court records, Bruner's wife of more than 34 years has filed for divorce. Bruner is scheduled to return to court Feb. 24 for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison...."
more at link (and comments about different studios)
Then an update from today:
Former Tae Kwon Do Instructor Takes Plea Deal in Sexual Assault Case
"A Scio Township man, accused of assaulting children he taught as a martial arts instructor throughout Washtenaw County, agreed to spend the next 20 to 30 years in prison under a plea deal with prosecutors
on March 23.
Edward Bruner, 58
, will officially be sentenced May 3 on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child younger than 13, and one count of possessing child sexually abusive material, court records show. Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Donald Shelton already has said he will apply state sentencing guidelines that call for a minimum of 20 years incarceration...."
"...Michigan State Police troopers arrested Bruner in January, after motorists reported seeing him driving erratically while engaged in a sex act with another individual
on westbound I-94 near Chelsea. Investigators said the person in the car was a 12-year-old boy that Bruner instructed at Kitchi Tae Kwon Do in Dexter Township
, where he worked for more than two years.
The studio is owned and operated by Mike Trester, a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s detective lieutenant. Trester said Bruner passed a thorough background check and never showed signs of dangerous or suspicious activity with the students.
Bruner also worked at the Ann Arbor West Tae Kwon Do and Victory Tae Kwon Do in Chelsea. Investigators said Bruner used the martial arts studios as a venue to meet and contact victims, whom he also developed relationships [NOT RELATIONSHIPS!!!!] with outside of the businesses.
"...Bruner remains in custody at the Washtenaw County Jail without bond."
more at link (sorry about yelling but they were NOT relationships, they were predatory contact)