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Quinchi taught at Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do Studio on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, where the 12-year-old took karate lessons.
By Forum Staff
A Sunnyside karate teacher has been charged with allegedly having sexual contact and intercourse with a 12-year-old female student at a Queens Tae Kwon Do studio between Aug. 15 and Oct. 5, Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan recently announced.
Hector Quinchi, 36, of Woodside, was arraigned last Wednesday on a complaint charging him with first-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. Bail has been set at $100,000 cash or bond. As of Wednesday afternoon, Quinchi remained on Rikers Island. His next court date is Nov. 8.
According to the charges, Quinchi taught at Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do Studio on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside where the 12-year-old took karate lessons. On multiple occasions between Aug. 15 and Oct. 5, Quinchi allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the victim. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Quinchi allegedly had sex with the preteen girl.
“The parents of this youngster trusted the defendant to teach the girl how to defend herself. Sadly, the preteen needed protection from the karate instructor,” Ryan said. “The defendant is accused of fondling the girl and raping her. The defendant now faces a lengthy term of incarceration if convicted of these crimes.”
If convicted, Quinchi faces up to 25 years in prison.
If there are others who believe their child may have been victimized by the defendant, please call the NYPD Child Abuse Squad at (718) 261-2737.