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Quyen Vin Phan Le arrested: Springfield Tae Kwon Do instructor accused of sex crimes

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A fixture in the Northern Virginia world of martial arts and an instructor to hundreds of children in the art of Tae Kwon Do has been accused of molesting two of his young students, police say.

Vinh Phan Le faces seven felony counts, including indecent liberties and possession of child pornography. (Photo: Fairfax County Police)

Fairfax County Police officials say that they arrested 38-year-old Quyen Vinh Phan Le of Springfield this past Monday on four felony counts of indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of possession of child pornography. He was arraigned Tuesday.

A Vietnamese immigrant, Le's biography on the Phan University of Martial Arts website says he became a master of Tae Kwan Do, then established a reputation as a successful trainer and teacher.

However, detectives say that they were first contacted by a victim in June of 2011. Two victims say the the incidents happened while Le was teaching at his facility on Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. The school was closed Wednesday, but it's apparently in the midst of moving to a larger facility.

The first victim alleges that, while under the age of 18 between May of 2003 and January of 2005, Le had inappropriate sexual contact with her several times. A second victim alleges that she had inappropriate contact with the suspect in late 2008.

The victims say that the incidents happened at both the martial arts studio and Le's home.

The investigation into the incidents continue, police say. Detectives are not aware of any other victims in the case.

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