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Former martial arts instructor's sentencing postponed

Gerald Strebendt was found guilty of sexually abusing an underage girl he was coaching.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 2:08 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 2:09 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The sentencing for a former martial arts instructor convicted of sex abuse was postponed on Friday.

The sentencing was supposed to be held at 1:30 p.m. at Lane County Circuit Court. The sentencing was postponed "because circumstances came to light after the trial," the judge said.

Gerald Strebendt was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse following a six-day trial. 

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He worked as a morning instructor at the former 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Eugene and is a former marine.

In May 2015, Strebendt pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for shooting and killing David Crofut, 53, in a road rage incident on Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield. Strebendt claimed the shooting was in self-defense, and he was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by three years on parole.

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