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Martial arts instructor charged in Spotsylvania rape
BY PORTSIA SMITH
A local tae kwon do instructor faces rape and sodomy charges in Spotsylvania County.
A woman reported to Spotsylvania authorities that she was sexually assaulted and sodomized in the 5000 block of Heritage Hills Tuesday by a man she is acquainted with.
She was treated and released from Mary Washington Hospital.
According to Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was executed at the man’s home. He was arrested without incident.
Jose Luis Acanda–Montano, 33, of Spotsylvania is charged with rape and sodomy. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28 in Spotsylvania General District Court.
Acanda–Montano is owner of Boa Martial Arts Inc., on Bragg Road, which teaches tae kwon do, kickboxing and jujitsu to children and adults. He was trained by the Cuban Sports Federation in Olympic-style tae kwon do.
The incident is not related to his business, police said.
According to court records, Acanda–Montano was charged with sexual battery in Spotsylvania in 2010, but those charges were later dropped.
He is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419