Karate instructor in Lancaster accused of inappropriately touching students

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A karate instructor in Lancaster has been accused of inappropriately touching students.

Victims said the incidents happened in March, in his studio, Universal Karate, on East Gray Street.

James White, 64, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery.

Several students filed complaints with the Lancaster Police Department, officials said.

Arrest warrants accuse White of putting his hand down a female student’s shirt and later pulling her shirt up. Another student accused White of brushing his hand against her chest and making a sexual comment.

Officials said White turned himself in to police.