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Hays County Karate studio owner facing child sexual assault charges


On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrested:

Richard Dale Griffin, White/Male, DOB: 06-08-1954

for two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, both second degree felonies. These arrests stem from an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office also received a report of the incident via a referral from Texas Child Protective Services received on July 24th, 2014.

Richard Griffin is the owner of Kim-Soo Karate located in Wimberley. The victim in this case was a student of Griffin’s for approximately 2 years.

The case is currently under investigation. Today, detectives from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, conducted search warrants at both the residence and business of Griffin in connection to this investigation. We will forward any additional information to the media outlets as it becomes available for dissemination.


Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and ask to speak with the Criminal Investigations Division or you  may contact the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). You may also submit your information electronically from the link on the Hays County Crime Stoppers website or by using the free "TipSubmit

" application from a smart phone. Should your information lead to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s), you will be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous. You do not have to give your name and you will not have to testify in court.




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