A martial arts instructor was arrested on charges of molesting a young teenager three years ago, Seaside police said. The suspect, Roberto Francisco Mendoza, 37, of Seaside was booked Thursday on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and recurring sexual conduct with a minor, police said. Bail was $125,000. The arrest came after police received a report earlier this month about possible sexual abuse of a teenager that had occurred about three years ago in Seaside. Police said they were told the suspect taught at a martial arts studio.
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