Fullerton coach gets 298 years for 11 molestations

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Updated: 12/06/2012 6:47 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former martial arts instructor has been sentenced to nearly 300 years in a California prison for molesting 11 students.

During the sentencing of 31-year-old Luis Alberto Pineda Thursday two of the victims and one mother gave impact statements to the court.

Pineda was convicted of 17 felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, two felony counts of sodomy by force and other sex crimes.

The Anaheim man molested 10 boys and one girl after practices, games or when he took them to movies or dinner while he was an instructor at Moo Yea Do Martial Arts in Fullerton from 2005 to 2010.

He was also a soccer coach for the North Orange County Youth Soccer Premier League.

He received 298 years and six months in prison.


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