- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A man described by authorities as a karate instructor at the Attleboro YMCA has been charged with child rape for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The Sun Chronicle (https://bit.ly/2alUUvR ) reports that Corey Ruel, of North Attleborough, was held on $50,000 bail after not guilty pleas to five counts of aggravated statutory rape of a child were entered on his behalf.

Prosecutors say the 40-year-old married father of three met the girl at the Y several months ago and had sex with her on multiple occasions.

Police and Ruel’s lawyer say he was a karate instructor at the YMCA, but the Y’s CEO says Ruel was a member but an instructor.

Ruel’s attorney argued for lower bail, saying his client was not a flight risk.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, https://www.thesunchronicle.com

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