3:09 pm
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Redwood City taekwondo instructor to trial for molesting student
April 25, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Ralph Todd

A Redwood City taekwondo instructor accused of groping a 9-year-old student during a lesson and possessing child pornography found after the child’s father called police will stand trial.

Ralph Eugene Todd III, 32, has pleaded not guilty to charges of child molestation, misdemeanor child annoyance and one count of possessing child pornography. After a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Todd was held to answer on all charges in both cases. He returns to Superior Court May 10 to enter a plea and possibly set a trial date.

Prosecutors say on Dec. 17, the crying boy told his father who had come to pick him up at Kim’s TaeKwonDo Academy in Woodside Plaza, that Todd said he was not doing his moves properly and squeezed his genitals while correcting his form. Later inside an office, he allegedly pulled down the boy’s pants and fondled him again. The father contacted police who arrested Todd Dec. 19 and seized his computer. Police reported finding child pornography on the computer.

Todd is free from custody on $100,000 bail.



Tags: child, pornography, father, police, ralph todd, kims taekwondo academy

Other stories from today:

San Bruno City Council approves new gun rules
Two admit stealing credit cards to stay at Ritz-Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay
Man in disguise tries to rob Burlingame Bank of America

Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
What does the Easter bunny do when he visits your house?

Leave baskets for the kids
Hide eggs
Leave healthy treats
Hasn't been to my house in years


Tabbed Structure - Regular
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Bruno news