A New Jersey tennis teacher with a prolonged rap sheet has been indicted on a slew of recent costs — together with kidnapping and sexual assault involving a pupil and different native youngsters, prosecutors mentioned.
Terry Y. Kuo, 26, of Colts Neck, was charged with three counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one depend of second-degree tried aggravated sexual assault, amongst different costs in a 47-count superseding indictment filed on Dec. 21, prosecutors mentioned in an announcement launched Wednesday.
The sufferer within the alleged kidnapping was an underage woman who Kuo had instructed, and the incident occurred in Might 2017, in line with Christopher Swendeman, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Workplace. The kidnapping cost is linked to one of many sexual assault costs, he mentioned.
Authorities started digging into Kuo’s case after one in all his 13-year-old tennis college students alleged varied cases of sexual misconduct by Kuo in the summertime and fall of 2017.
Investigators turned up youngster pornography on Kuo’s digital gadgets, and found that he had engaged in improper conduct with different minors, prosecutors mentioned.
If he’s convicted on first-degree kidnapping or first-degree aggravated sexual assault, he may face life behind bars, with 25 years of parole ineligibility.
Kuo’s protection lawyer, Richard E. Incremona, advised the Asbury Park Press that his shopper maintains his innocence.
“An indictment is a charging doc, not a conviction,” he mentioned. “Issues aren’t at all times as they seem at first and I imagine that can turn out to be evident because the case progresses.”
Kuo was beforehand hit with an tried aggravated sexual assault cost and youngster porn-related costs, amongst others, in a February indictment.
He stays on the Monmouth County Correctional Establishment in Freehold Township because the investigation continues.
Kuo is the founder and CEO of ATS Tennis, a Colts Neck-based tennis racquet firm, his Linkedin web page says.