Karate school instructor gets 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting ...

'You lowly, slimy creature!' Victim's searing words as karate school instructor gets 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting his nine-year-old female student at a New Jersey dojo 13 years ago Luke Bakula, 32, was convicted in March of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment His former student in 2015 accused him of repeatedly molesting her as a child between November 2005-July 2006 At the time, Bakula was a volunteer instructor at Porta's Karate Dojo Academy in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 

By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:13 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 21:36 BST, 1 July 2019

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Former karate instructor Luke Bakula, 32, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old student more than a decade ago

Former karate instructor Luke Bakula, 32, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old student more than a decade ago 

A former karate instructor from New Jersey has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old student more than 13 years ago.

Luke Bakula, 32, learned his fate on Thursday, four months after a jury convicted him of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment following a four-week trial.

The assaults took place at Porta's Karate Dojo Academy in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and at the young victim’s home in Bloomington between November 2005 and July 2006.

Bakula,

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