He was supposed to be a role model kids could trust. Now he's been convicted for violating that trust.
College Station resident Jerry Nucker, 34, was the owner of the Academy of Martial Arts where he taught karate. But three years ago, his relationship with a 16-year old student crossed the line.
Nucker has been convicted of two counts of sexual assault of a child. But the jury that found him guilty Wednesday, couldn't agree on his punishment Thursday.
A mistrial was declared for the punishment phase only. Another jury will be seated to decide Nucker's sentence.
According to the probable cause statement, the girl had been a student of Nucker's for two years. She told investigators their first sexual contact came in November, 2005 at the karate studio.
She said over the next few months, the two had sex at the studio, Nucker's home and his vehicle. She also told authorities, the sex was consensual. However, under Texas law, minors cannot give consent.