Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Owner Charged with Sexual Assault in Texas

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Owner Charged with Sexual Assault in Texas
Erath County Jail, Stephenville, TX

The owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Samuel David Lewis, was arrested in Stephenville, Texas on Monday under charges of sexual assault of a child, according to Sara Vanden Berge of the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

According to Vanden Berge, Lewis, 23, reportedly formed a romantic relationship with one of his female students, which resulted in sex on two different occasions: once on Christmas Eve and the other on New Years Eve. The minor in question (who was issued the pseudonym Jane KLF) said both occurrences happened in the bathroom of the club.

The minor in question is 14 years old.

Jane KLF began taking Jiu-Jitsu classes from Lewis in May or June of 2013. She stated the she and Lewis began spending time together outside of class and feelings grew from there.

Lewis is now in custody under a $25,000 bond at Erath County Jail.

The school Lewis owned was an affiliate of Brandon Quick Jiu-Jitsu, according to KJ Gould of BloodyElbow.com. Quick himself took to his Facebook page in response to the situation, per Gould: "As a family man and a father of 2 daughters I am absolutely sickened by the news today. Unfortunately, many lives are negatively affected by the actions of my former affiliate in Stephenville."

Quick went on to say that he conducted a background check on Lewis, as he does with anyone affiliated with his organization. The background check concluded that Lewis was honorably discharged from the USMC and had a clean track record and good references.

Quick also said that Lewis has been permanently removed from the BQJJ network and would never be allowed to set foot on their mats again.

The Facebook pages of both Lewis and the BQuick BJJ Stephenville academy appear to have been deleted or suspended for the time being as the investigation proceeds.

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