CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A former police detective and karate instructor pled guilty Tuesday to numerous rates of sexual crimes against kids. Bruce Arlie Harvey of Reva, Virginia, was delegated to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force before his arrest.
“Harvey abused his positions of confidence for a law enforcement officer and also as a karate instructor to sexually exploit two of his female karate pupils starting when each was roughly 13 years older,” behaving United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle explained. “This situation demonstrates that child predators infiltrate every aspect of our society.”
Mountcastle encouraged parents to constantly be on guard and remember kid predators may flock to jobs which place them with kids.
Bruce Arlie Harvey (PHOTO: Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail)
“Harvey was every parent’s worst nightmare,” Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division explained. “A multi-victim predator camouflaging himself in positions of trust. School resource officer. Child manipulation investigator. Karate instructor. Despicable.”
Researchers stated even though a karate instructor Madison County, Harvey made sexual advances toward the women.
“Harvey engaged in prohibited sexual activities with those kids after he started giving them personal karate lessons and started traveling with every one of them to karate competitions and other events at different out-of-state areas, including Ocean City, Maryland,” prosecutors said. “At the time of his arrest on May 3, 2017, researchers recovered a Sony microcassette at a bedroom cupboard that contained a film clip dated February 14, 2007, which showed one of the victims performing a sexual act with Harvey in his Madison County residence”
Harvey pled guilty to three counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual actions, three counts of interstate travel with minors together with the goal to engage in illicit sexual activity, and one count of possession of child porn.