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Martial Arts Instructor Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Student

Owner of Lower Macungie facility is accused of improper contact for an extended period, police say.

An instructor at a Lower Macungie Township martial arts studio has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student over an "extended period of time."

Shahrokh Mehrkar, who police said teaches at and owns o, was arrested following a criminal investigation, according to The female student, who is now 15, began classes at the 6480 Alburtis Road facility when she was 12.

The sexual contact began during training sessions, police said, and extended at the facility after classes. The report suggests a period for offenses between April 2009 and May 2011. Mehrkar was the girl's instructor.

Mehrkar was committed to Lehigh County Prison under $75,000 bail on a charge of indecent assault, police said.

Police ask that anyone with information contact Trooper Gregg Dietz or Cpl. James Bruchak at 610-395-1438.

PA Martial Arts & Fitness October 09, 2012 at 06:15 AM
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PA Martial Arts & Fitness October 09, 2012 at 06:15 AM
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pamela sebring October 24, 2012 at 01:31 AM
He has had quite the reputation for years. We had a computer business with him years ago. He stole money from the company. We won a lawsuit, which to this day the con artist never paid a dime back. He also was abusive to his ex- wife. He is a dirt bag and should be in jail. He has done damage to many people. He is a liar and a thief.
LV Resident October 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Not only a liar and a thief . . . one of the only true narcissistic persons I've known personally (my own unprofessional opinion). Look up the definition of a narcissistic person and the definition fits him to a "T". If interested, anyone can go online and check the status/charges for the criminal case against Shahrokh Mehrkar. Log onto: usjportal.pacourts.us. Click on Docket Sheets, followed by clicking on Criminal Courts of Common Pleas. Under search type: Scroll down to Participant's Name. Here, make sure you type in last name: Mahrkar, NOT Mehrkar! The courts have his last name spelled wrong. First name: Shahrokh. Next choose Lehigh County and under Docket type: choose Criminal. Hit Search button. Screen will look like it didn't change, but it did. Scroll down to bottom and the case list will appear. Hold curser over icon box and and choose Docket Sheet and his entire criminal case appears. He is schedule for trial on 10/29/2012, if he doesn't somehow get it continued for a 3rd time. I would wait until the trial is over before I believe anything he says about the case. He will tell people anything and blame others for his problems/issues. I truly hope for once (and it's a shame at the expense of a young vulnerable girl) that he truly gets what he deserves...and has to eat his own words/motto: "Karma's a bitch."
Carl Pavano December 29, 2012 at 09:15 PM
This loser lives right across the street from us and we have two young daughters. We were appalled after learning of this story. Anyone who wants his address let me know,

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