NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - A former karate instructor is accused of sexually assaulting some of his students.
The South Park man was facing several felony charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor.
June 2, 2016
Allegheny County Police filed charges against Michael Scherbanic, 29.
November 3, 2016
Scherbanic is held in the Allegheny County Jail on $500,000 bond on child sex assault charges.
The incidents involved students from his North Versailles karate school and began as early as 2008.
Scherbanic is accused of sexually abusing eight boys between 8 and 13 years old.
March 24, 2017
Scherbanic is accused of plotting the murders of five juveniles who accused him of sexual assault.
He is charged with 27 new criminal counts, including solicitation to commit criminal homicide.
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April 9, 2018
Testimony begins in Scherbanic's trial.
April 12, 2018
Scherbanic denies having sexual contact with any of the alleged victims, while admitting he was alone with students on occasion.
April 13, 2018
Jury begins deliberations.
April 16, 2018
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