The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Hanover, MD - Steve Choi, of Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio, Accused of Sexually Abusing Student From 14 Years Old

Hanover, MD - Steve Choi, of Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio, Accused of Sexually Abusing Student From 14 Years Old
Published: August 19, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on August 19, 2022

Taekwondo Instructor Arrested For Sexually Abusing Student

CBS News has reported that a martial arts instructor has been charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old student at Lion Choi's Martial Arts located at 2733 Annapolis Rd unit d, Hanover, MD 21076. 

Police arrested 42-year-old Steve Choi on August 16, 2022. A report was made in September 2021, when the victim was 17. She alleged that the instructor began abusing her when she was 14 in June 2018 and continued until September 2019. The report suggested that Choi groomed the minor by treating her special and even promised her a scholarship. The victim was hesitant to report the abuse because she knew the instructor's wife and children, and Choi told her it would "ruin his life."

Aaron Blank - Maryland Injury Lawyer
Hi, I’m lawyer Aaron Blank. I am licensed to practice law in Maryland. If you or a loved one needs to speak about a legal matter, I’d be happy to speak with you. Call the number below. It would be my honor to help you. Consultations are free.
(888) 997-3792

Justice For Victims Sexually Abused By a Taekwondo Instructor

Attorney contributor Aaron Blank files sex abuse lawsuits for victims and their families seeking justice in Maryland. During a recent interview, Aaron highlighted when victims sexually abused by taekwondo instructors could file a lawsuit. 

"Taekwondo, karate, and other martial art studios have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their students. Studios should be equipped with security cameras and all instructors should undergo background checks. Sexual predators have easy access to vulnerable victims and will try to gain employment in these fields. Sadly, some taekwondo instructors abuse their positions of power and trust to exploit their victims. Many times this is due to the lack of security at the studio." 

"There are legal rights available for victims of sex abuse and their families. An investigation can lead to criminal charges if you report abuse. The studio could be held liable if it did not offer safety precautions. If the instructor was able to obtain a license without a background check, the licensing agency could be held liable. Victims sexually abused by a taekwondo instructor can learn more about their legal rights by discussing their situation with an experienced sex abuse victim lawyer."


CBS News

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident
Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy