TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Bond is set at 1 million dollars for a Tupelo martial arts instructor charged with 2 counts of child molestation.
41 year old James Dutschke was arrested last week.
He faces 1 charge in Tupelo and 1 in Lee County.
The Lee County charge involves a 7 year old child.
At Tuesday’s arraignment, Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson set the very high bond, because he feels Dutschke was in a position of trust, when the alleged incidents happened.
He worked at Tai-kwan-do Plus on Rankin Street.
Dutschke insists he didn’t do it.
He says, “A very small molehill has been blown way out of proportion and has become a mountain of insurmountable proportions. I’m very eager to clear my name. ”
Tupelo police consider the investigation ongoing.