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Chandler karate instructor accused of molestation

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Authorities say a Chandler man who’s a karate instructor
has been accused of molesting two young girls.

Chandler police said Monday that 47-year-old Scott Alan Flood is being held at
a Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of molestation of a child.

Police were called last week after a 5-year-old girl claimed Flood touched her
inappropriately during a karate class.

Flood was arrested at his home. No bond has been set on his release.

The Arizona Republic says Tempe police investigated a similar accusation
against Flood made by another 5-year-old girl in 2010.

Police say Flood has been instructing karate at various preschool and day-care
centers in cities east of Phoenix for at least a decase.

Authorities didn’t know whether Flood has legal representation yet for his
case.