Former taekwondo instructor facing child sexual exploitation charges

Police think more victims may be out there

McKenna Harford
mharford@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 7/13/22

Castle Rock and Aurora police arrested a taekwando instructor on allegations of sexual exploitation of children and are looking for more potential victims.

On July 7, law enforcement arrested Erik …

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Former taekwondo instructor facing child sexual exploitation charges

Police think more victims may be out there

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Castle Rock and Aurora police arrested a taekwando instructor on allegations of sexual exploitation of children and are looking for more potential victims.

On July 7, law enforcement arrested Erik Chen, 31, in Aurora on numerous felony charges relating to incidents that happened while he ran camps for Han Lee’s Taekwondo Academy in Douglas County and Aurora from 2019 to early 2021.

A Castle Rock police statement said the owner of the taekwondo academy is working with law enforcement to help identify potential victims. CRPD has identified multiple victims already, but detectives believe there could be more. 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the CRPD tip line at 720-733-3517 or CrimeTips@CRgov.com. 

Chen is being held at the Douglas County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to be in court on July 14.

No other information about the investigation, which is ongoing, is available at this time.

castle rock, sexual assault, police investigation

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