Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sex perv teaches karate to kids in Glendale


From Fox 5:

There have been plenty of tough laws passed to protect kids from child molesters. But Fox 5 discovered a convicted child molester named Edwin Rodriguez, running a Karate school in Glendale, Queens and having close contact with young children every day.

Fox 5 received an anonymous tip that a registered sex offender was the owner of a place called Gem Shotokan Karate on Myrtle Avenue. Using a hidden camera Fox 5 immediately established that Rodriguez not only was teaching young children but that he seemed extremely friendly and likeable to both kids and adults.

A sign on the Karate school wall ironically says, “Seek Perfection of Character.” But Edwin Rodriguez is far from perfect. Nine years go Rodriguez was convicted of sexually abusing an 11 year old girl. The details of the criminal complaint against Rodriguez are startling, graphic and uncomfortable to read. It says, “…(i) defendant did attempt to kiss informant(the girl) on the lips and attempted to stick his tongue into informant's mouth while informant pushed defendant away; (ii) that defendant began touching informant's breasts and vaginal area over her clothing while informant pushed defendant away; and (iii) defendant then placed his hand under informant's clothing and forcibly inserted his finger into informant's vagina while informant pushed defendant away."

Records show Rodriguez spent six months in jail and was sentenced to five years probation. His probation ended three and a half years ago. He is labeled at level 2 sex offender, considered a “medium” risk to repeat. He has to register where he lives, not where he works.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

close the bastard down

Anonymous said...

And let's burn him at the stake, too! Now, we have an unemployed karate teacher on our hands.

Here, he was running a business, married, moving on with his life, bucking the recidivist trend- and it took one yellow journalist to ruin his life.

As long as there was supervision, why the fuss?

concerned Citizen said...

Fox 5 capitlized on the Witch Hunt Mindset and perked its ratings, so as to sell their ad time at a higher price. If this man had killed an 11 y/o child, he would not be on any Internet "registery list" ... or vulnerable to a media lynching. Not all laws make sense; most local TV news is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

He does not belong around children..period..any man who could do that to an 11 year old girl is very emotionally screwed in the head...does not matter how many years ago it was....I have no pity for him or the results of what the news did to damage his career around kids...I am thrilled it all cam out...who I do feel bad for is that poor 11 year old innocent little girl that is scared by this monster for life..close him down now and protect the children in Queens

georgetheatheist said...

I've got to hand it to him. A real cool, composed reaction to the "ambush" journalism attack. Very polite. No running; no foul language; nothing thrown at the camera or reporter.

Would you be as collected under similar circumstances?

Queens Crapper said...

I think if I were in his position, I would have been expecting this for a long time. And I would have thought about it and prepared myself for the possibility. Cool, calm and collected was a smart move.

georgetheatheist said...

BTW, I have tacked to my front door a small American flag. So if I am ever confronted by the media when leaving the house, Old Glory will be prominently displayed over my shoulder when the camera zooms in on me as I lock or unlock the door.

-GeorgetheAtheist, Public Relations Consultant

PS I'd advise Mr. Karate, to wear an American flag lapel pin and paint his roll down gate with a humongous Stars and Stripes motif.

TRIG said...

I actually took classes from this man, and from my interactions with him I never saw him as a threat. I trained with him and was instructed by him for a couple months. As a father I feel he should not be around children under any circumstances. The parents should be advised of whats going on no matter what and as a part of this community it is our duty to do so.

Today I went by and still saw children at this school, I wonder how the parents feel. I know you did your time and its in the past but why be around the same temptation.

Anonymous said...

pedo sure be sent to death, they have not right to be out of jail, the law have to change, this is what they must be working on , taking care the future the kids, it not matter how sorry he is now is matter what he did to that girl,

Cherokeesista said...

I don't care what level they try and put this piece of shit at!!! HE IS A TOP LEVEL TERRORIST IN MY EYES AND ONCE A MOLESTER ALWAYS A MOLESTER:( EXECUTION FOR THESE SICK FUCKS!! THAT WILL GET THE POINT ACROSS TO ANYONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO HURT A CHILD!!! SHUT HIM DOWN OR BURN HIS SICK ASS AT THE STAKE!!!!

Cherokeesista said...

As long as there was supervision, why the fuss?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND!!!!! HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!! I DON'T CARE HOW CALM AND COOL HE SEEMED!! PEDIPHILES ARE MASTERS AT THEIR CRAFT AND THAT CRAFT IS TO HURT CHILDREN!!! I COULD GIVE A FUCK IF HE STARVES TO DEATH!!!! AND HE RUINED HIS OWN LIFE WHEN HE ATTACKED THAT CHILD, NO JOURNALIST DID THAT, HE DID IT:( PRETTY PATHETIC THAT YOU WOULD DEFEND A CHILD RAPER!! ARE YOU ONE YOURSELF?