Va. martial arts instructor, soccer coach accused of inappropriately touching 6-year-old girl

- A Fairfax County man who has worked as martial arts instructor and soccer coach for children is accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. Renzo Martin “Garcia” Davila, 29, was arrested around 10 a.m. Sunday at his home in Springfield, and he is charged with aggravated sexual battery.

Detectives from the West Springfield Police District say on Saturday, a 6-year-old girl told an adult that a man had touched her inappropriately. Police and Child Protective Services were contacted, and Davila, who often goes by "Garcia," was quickly identified as the suspect.

Davila was a martial arts instructor at Lead By Example on Huntsman Boulevard in Springfield, and he was also an instructor at The Montessori School on Lees Corner Road in Chantilly. Until July of this year, police say he was also a soccer coach at Springfield South County Youth Club. 

The victim was not associated with any of Davila's employers, according to police. They would not say how the victim is connected to Davila. The martial arts business wheere he used to work told FOX 5 he is no longer employed there.

Detectives do say, however, that they believe there may be other victims, and they would like to hear from anyone who is worried that their children may have had inappropriate contact with Davila.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Detective M.J. Hengemuhle at 703-246-3086. Callers may also contact the Child Protective Services Hotline, 703-324-7400. They may also contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

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