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The owner of a Poway karate studio is facing charges of having unlawful sex with a girl over a three- year period. Josh Thomas Churchill is the owner and operator of United Studios Self Defense Karate Studio, located at 13331 Poway Road. The 31-year old was ordered held on $25 million bail following his arrest on suspicion of 500 charges, including oral copulation, sodomy and lewd acts on a child. Churchill is accused of having unlawful sex with the girl at various locations, including the karate studio.
Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Duckworth says any parent of any other student at the karate studio who may have any concern or information, should call the sheriff's department at 858-565-5200.