The court heard how Hodder used his position as a martial arts teacher to come into contact with young girls and then groomed them with gifts and alcohol. Hodder's activities first came to light in 2018 when a then 17-year-old girl accused him of raping her. Eight more victims, all now adults, eventually came forward accusing Hodder as well. During Hodder's trial in June, Judge Timothy Rose noted many of the female victims came to the martial arts school looking to boost their confidence and instead the instructor used his position to manipulate and abuse them.
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