Lake Wales Tae Kwon Do instructor charged with sexual battery

Chase Woolman age 26. Polk County Jail booking photo
Chase Woolman age 26. Polk County Jail booking photo

LAKE WALES, Fla. (WFLA) – A Lake Wales Tae Kwon Do instructor is accused of having sex with a female student.

Chase Woolman, 26, is an instructor at the Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence. Investigators say a student at the school told them Woolman began making sexual advances toward her during a school trip in 2010.

The victim was under the age of 16 at the time. She told investigators that she and Woolman continued to have sexual encounters until 2013.

Detectives also say they heard a conversation between Woolman and the victim. Woolman allegedly confirmed he had sex with the victim during the conversation. Woolman was then arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of sexual battery by a custodian and lewd molestation.

Detectives say it is unknown if there are additional victims. If you have information about this case or similar cases, call detective Michael Yodonis at (863) 678-4223, Ext. 276.

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