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Illinois martial arts instructor faces sex charges

Published: Sunday, April 27, 2014 9:35 a.m. CDT

O'FALLON (AP) — The owner of a southwestern Illinois martial arts school is accused of sexually attacking a teenage student.

Prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged 32-year-old Tony Harris Jr. of Mascoutah with three counts of criminal sexual assault.

Authorities say the alleged 15-year-old victim was a student of Harris' at the Invicta Martial Arts Academy in O'Fallon.

Harris does not have a listed home telephone number and could not be reached for comment Sunday. Online court records do not show whether he has an attorney.

Harris' bond was set at $300,000.

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