Court docs: Taekwondo instructor accused of sex abuse arrested, planned to flee U.S.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. – A Beaverton taekwondo instructor accused of sexually abusing children was arrested again Tuesday night on a warrant.
Shuddhodan Ranjit faces 15 charges of first-degree child sex abuse and four counts of second-degree sex abuse. The case involves five victims, according to court documents.
On Friday, court documents say Ranjit contacted his insurance agent to cancel his policies and said he was leaving the country for a long time and may not be coming back. The agent contacted police and the county issued a bench warrant to take Ranjit into custody.
A court document says the state is very concerned that Ranjit will flee if he isn’t in custody.
Ranjit was initially accused of inappropriately touching three girls in November 2017. All victims were under the age of 14 when the alleged abuse occurred, according to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.
Then, in March 2018, he was accused of sexually abusing two other children who were students at the taekwondo studio where he worked.
Ranjit’s upcoming trial is scheduled for Sept. 5.