Month: May 2017

2nd Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence Instructor Arrested for Sex Crimes Against Children

Lake Wales Florida –

For the second time in less than a year, a former Instructor of the Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence in Lake Wales has been arrested for sexual crimes that involve children.

49-year-old Todd Alan Sebring, of Lake Wales; In April 2017, PCSO detectives received a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in reference to a computer on Country Lake Circle uploading child pornography. PCSO detectives served a search warrant and seized Sebring’s computer equipment and electronic storage devices. Detectives have so far found one video depicting child pornography. Sebring is married with two children, and is employed for an IT company and works from home. More charges are pending after further forensic analysis of his equipment. Sebring told detectives (and they confirmed) he is a soccer coach at Lake Wales Futbol Club, with players 12 years old and younger.

Sebring was also a former Master Black Belt instructor for the Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence in Lake Wales.

He was booked into the Polk County Jail and charged with:
One count Promotion of Sexual Performance by a Child (F-2)
One count Possession of Child Pornography (F-3)

ShowImageIn November 2016, son of owner and former instructor, Chase Woolman was arrested for SEX BATTERY ON 12-18 YR OLD BY CUSTODIAN and LEWD/LASC MOLESTATION, VICTIM 12-16, OVER 18. Woolman is still in South County jail awaiting sentencing.

Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence has been located in Lake Wales since 1996 under the ownership of Shanda Woolman, of Lake Wales. The former Grandmaster Instructor of the school, Mark Begley who now owns and operates Grandmaster Begley’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Bartow after leaving the Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence has been unavailable for comment on the actions of these former instructors and students.

Fort Meade Daily will continue to monitor these cases for any further updates.

PCSO detectives Working a Death Investigation

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At approximately 10:56 a.m., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, PCSO received a 911 call from a witness who was fishing in a retention pond, near Imperial Parkway in Mulberry, and discovered a body floating near the shore.

Deputies arrived on scene and found the body of an unknown white adult male with brown hair, wearing a blue Florida Gators jersey, and black and orange swim trunks. The decedent also has multiple tattoos on his hand, arm, chest, and knees.

The decedent has not been identified at this time.

If you have any information about the decedent described above, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200, Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.