Oct. 9, 2019 By Christian Murray
An instructor at a Woodside martial arts studio has been charged for allegedly raping a 12-year-old student.
Hector Quinchi, 36, of Woodside, allegedly fondled and raped the preteen student who took lessons from him at Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do Studio at 50-14 Skillman Ave.
Quinchi allegedly had sexual intercourse with the girl on multiple occasions between Aug. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 5, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The incidents took place at the school.
“The parents of this youngster trusted the defendant to teach the girl how to defend herself,” said Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan. “Sadly, the preteen needed protection from the karate instructor.”
Quinchi has been charged with first-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
Quinchi is still awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court