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A Taekwondo instructor is facing up to four years and eight months in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender for sex acts with two underage female students, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Marc Scott Gitelman, 50, of Las Vegas, was convicted Tuesday of one felony count each of unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation with a person under 18 and committing a lewd act on a child.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 26 at the Pomona courthouse.

The crimes occurred in Los Angeles County in May 2010 and September and October of 2011, according to Deputy District Attorney Kelsey McKeever-Unger.

At the time, Gitelman was a top-ranked Taekwondo instructor who had his own school and also taught at several community centers and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to the prosecutor.

He also traveled with students to tournaments throughout California and Nevada between 2007 and 2013, the prosecutor said.

— Wire reports 

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