Former martial arts teacher accused of child-sex abuse kills himself in Osceola jail, authorities say

in Osceola County News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

The former Lake Nona-area martial arts teacher who was facing dozens of child-sex charges died days after hanging himself in the Osceola County jail, authorities said.

Ruben Morales Jr., 62, was taken to Osceola Regional Hospital June 5, the day after his arrest on 36 counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and 60 counts of sexual battery on a child older than 12.

Morales died Sunday, said Hope Hicka, a spokeswoman for the jail.