A 26-year-old Tae Kwon Do instructor from Queens has been accused of inappropriately touching four of his students, all of whom are young girls ages 12 and 14. He also offered to pay three of the girls for their silence, according to the Queens District Attorney's office.

Queens DA Richard A. Brown issued a press release [PDF] yesterday detailing charges against Lorenzo Ramos, a former martial arts instructor at United Tae Kwon Do in Corona. Ramos is accused of "taking advantage of his teaching position to touch his students in inappropriate ways," according to Brown. Between May 1st, 2015 and February 25th of this year, Ramos allegedly inappropriately hugged the four female students, picked them up, grabbed their breasts and squeezed their buttocks.

Ramos allegedly went so far as to rub his penis against a 12-year-old girl's vagina, and rubbed his hand up and down a 14-year-old girl's body. Brown says Ramos also offered or gave at least three of the girls money in exchange for their silence, telling one 14-year-old girl, "Don't say anything because both of us will be killed."

He apparently also asked a victim, "How much do you weigh?" and offered to carry her before grabbing her. The victims eventually told the dojo's manager. "The girls said (Ramos) was trying to carry them. He would ask how much they weighed and he would just pick them up,” the manager told the Daily News. One victim told her mother, who told police.

Ramos was fired from the dojo at the end of February for allegedly stealing cash. He was arrested on March 2nd and charged with multiple counts of sex abuse, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held on $31K bail, and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.