Va. martial arts teacher accused of touching girl inappropriately

Martial arts teacher faces child sex charges

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA9) – A martial arts instructor has been arrested for allegedly touching a six-year-old girl inappropriately, Fairfax County police said.

Police arrested 29-year-old Renzo Martin “Garcia” Davila at his Springfield home on Sunday morning. He is being charged with aggravated sexual battery.

The victim, a six-year-old girl reported that Davila had touched her inappropriately. An investigation remains ongoing. Authorities believe there may be other victims.

It is unclear if she was a student at "Leading By Example" Tae Kwon Do studios on Huntsman Boulevard in Springfield. 

Davila taught at the martial arts academy more than one year. The 29-year-old also taught at a Montessori school in Chantilly and coached soccer for Springfield South County Youth Club. Police fear there could be more victims out there and urge parents to talk to their children.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M.J. Hengemuhle at 703-246-3086. Callers may also contact the Child Protective Services Hotline, 703-324-7400. They may also contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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