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Wimberley karate instructor faces 2 additional charges

The Wimberley karate instructor accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself in to deputies on two additional charges, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.
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WIMBERLEY, Texas -- The Wimberley karate instructor accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself in to deputies on two additional charges, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

The Hays County Sheriff's Office said 60-year-old Richard Dale Griffin, the owner of Kim-Soo Karate, surrendered himself on Monday on two additional charges of possession of child pornography and sexual performance of a child. He was booked into jail on the two second-degree felony charges and immediately posted bail.

The additional charges stem from an investigation by the Hays County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the United States Secret Service. Griffin previously bonded out on three sexual assault of a child charges in August.

Officials say Griffin had a relationship with one of his karate students. According to court documents, the alleged victim told deputies Griffin began pursuing her in 2012, and it turned into an unwanted sexual relationship that continued for two and a half years.

Court documents say Griffin gave the girl gifts, money and a cell phone, and that the girl would skip school to be with them. Documents say Griffin also videotaped and photographed their sexual encounters.

Griffin taught karate at the Austin branch of Kim Soo Karate from 2006 to 2008. Before Austin, Griffin taught private karate lessons in Kerrville, Texas in the 1980s. Griffin also taught in Spring Branch, Texas for one year in the 1970s.

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case, should contact the Hays County Sheriff's Office at 512-393-7869. You can also call the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).