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Martial arts instructor accused of inappropriately touching girl at studio in Twinsburg

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 12:24:04-05

TWINSBURG, Ohio — A 59-year-old martial arts instructor was charged after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl who attended the martial arts studio he worked at.

William Mello, of Streetsboro, was indicted by a Summit County grand jury of two counts of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, according a a news release from the Summit County Prosecutor.

Mellow was an instructor at Silent Mind Martial Arts Studio in Twinsburg.

Mello was arraigned on Jan. 3 and is scheduled to appear in Summit County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Twinsburg police are asking for the public’s help for any information in this matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Greg Kopniske at 330-425-1234.