By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:13 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 21:36 BST, 1 July 2019
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.