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Tempe man booked on child molestation charge

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Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:42 am | Updated: 2:29 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Police arrested a Tempe man Tuesday on suspicion he molested a 14-year-old girl and exposed himself to her in public. Jeffrey Collins, 39, was arrested after the teen, who he had been tutoring, said he inappropriately touched her.

Police said Collins knew the girl and her family. He was a martial arts instructor at Brothers Tae-Kwon-Do, near Baseline and Rural Roads, said Tempe spokesman officer Brandon Banks.

Banks would not say if the girl was Collins’ student at the martial arts studio, but said he regularly instructed children of her age.

Collins was booked into Tempe City Jail on suspicion of child molestation and numerous counts of public sexual indecency with a minor.

Police ask anyone with information to call (480) 350-8311.

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