ABC reports that authorities say a karate instructor is in police custody and is being charged with multiple counts of sex abuse involving minors.
In a complaint filed Saturday, five female students ages 10 to 14 reported improper behavior that took place over a two-month period.
The suspect has been identified as 57-year-old Hector Bencosme of Manhattan.
The alleged incidents took place in the Inwood section of Manhattan.
Bencosme is being processed at the Special Victims Unit in East Harlem.
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