Montgomery Co. karate instructor denied bail for sex assault charges

- A Montgomery County karate instructor charged with sexually assaulting students has been denied bail.

The judge ruled Evan Scott Burgess could be a flight risk due to his international contacts.

Federal prosecutors say the 26-year-old molested two underage boys on separate occasions when they traveled to karate tournaments.

Burgess, formerly an instructor at a martial arts studio in Plymouth Meeting has pleaded not guilty.

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