WATSONVILLE >> New molestation charges were filed this week for a 28-year-old Watsonville martial arts instructor awaiting trial in two sexual-abuse cases involving three students, according to Watsonville Police Department.
The new charges were added to the man’s most recent case while he was released on bail.
The man, Nemesio Estrada-Alfaro, is a taekwondo instructor and owner of N & H Tae Kwon Do studio in Watsonville, Sgt. Brian Ridgway said.
Estrada-Alfaro was charged Thursday with lewd acts with a minor, copulation with a minor, sex with a minor and having sex with a minor on video. He was arrested Thursday at Main Street and Green Valley Drive in Watsonville, Ridgway said.
The new charges are part of Estrada-Alfaro’s Jan. 31 arrest in connection with willful cruelty to a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, furnishing marijuana to a child and committing a felony while released on bail, Ridgway said.
Warrants were issued in September for Estrada-Alfaro’s arrest after police received information about new video evidence in the January case, Ridgway said.
Ridgway declined to release the children’s ages.
On May 25, 2016, Estrada-Alfaro was arrested on suspicion of molesting a child, copulation with a minor, lewd acts with a minor, continual sexual abuse of a child, contacting a minor with intent to have sex, willful cruelty to a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and furnishing marijuana to a minor, Ridgway said.
Estrada-Alfaro remained at Santa Cruz County Jail on Friday.
Bail was set at $50,000, according to jail records.
Watsonville taekwondo studio owner, instructor accused of molesting students Michael Todd, Santa Cruz Sentinel 09/22/17