Bronx karate teacher accused of molesting at least 2 students

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A Bronx karate teacher has been accused of sexually abusing at least two of his students. 

Anthony Gonzalez was arrested in January after a 6-year-old girl accused him of pulling her pants down and touching her genitals inside the USA Martial Arts Fitness Academy's bathroom. The facility is located on Prospect Avenue. 

According to court documents, a further investigation revealed that Gonzalez had molested another student several times starting when that student was 5 years old. 

Gonzalez, who is in his late 30s, was charged with sexual abuse, forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child. 

Authorities are asking any additional victims to step forward, saying they have reason to believe that this may have happened to other students. 

The martial arts studio addressed the allegations when they first broke, saying they it does not condone any of that kind of behavior.

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