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Warrant: Martial arts instructor was sharing bedroom with teen

Posted September 9, 2008

— A search warrant released this week indicates a former martial arts instructor accused of having sex with a teenage student, was sharing a bedroom with a 15-year-old when he was arrested last November.

According to a search warrant affidavit for cell phone records of Joseph Matthew Gailes, 31, of 3674 River Road, Fuquay-Varina, and the second girl, the girl's father told police that Gailes and his daughter did not sleep together.

He said the two took turns sleeping on the couch in the living room and did not sleep in the same bedroom.

The father also told police the two would send text messages "a lot" to one another and that Gailes had provided her with the cell phone they used to message one another.

According to the warrant affidavit, the girl told police that she and Gailes "were very open with the text messages" and admitted they "could be seen as different" but said their relationship was "just friendship."

Gailes, who taught tae-kwon-do at Vision Martial Arts in Fuquay-Varina, already faces three counts of statutory rape involving an alleged relationship with another 15-year-old girl, including a sexual encounter in a hotel room during a Durham martial arts tournament last September.


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  • Forbidden Fantasy Sep 18, 2008

    Please tell me, if you call yourself a "Rev", who are you to judge?
    Why is it so wrong yet in most other countries it doesnt matter how old you are?

    I understand that we have to abide by our laws which would make it by justice standard wrong. but in anyother countries who even have catholicism "christian" beliefs as there standard religion...they allow for no age barrior. so what makes that wrong? It wouldnt be such an issue in most other countries even with christian or even non christian values.

  • Adelinthe Sep 9, 2008

    "What kind of father lets a grown man share a bedroom with a 15 year old girl?"

    AMEN TO THAT!!! And where's the mother too?

    But then ya know, Elvis did it.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Adelinthe Sep 9, 2008

    Loser probably can't make it with a mature woman.

    Praying for these girls.

    For the guy - 25 years...no more kid gloves for kid predators. PERIOD!!!

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • webberx101 Sep 9, 2008

    Its the MTV generation...
    Love your children - Leave the TV Off !

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Sep 9, 2008

    becbec, I couldn't agree more. Your "creepy" definition definitely sums up that father...what a jerk. I hope he has had his vasectomy!

  • The Fox Sep 9, 2008

    You have much to learn Grasshopper.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Sep 9, 2008

    What?!?!?! This girl's father should also face some type of charges. No responsible parent would EVER allow a 30-something man to sleep in their teenage daughter's room and expect nothing to happen!!!!! This is very very creepy.

  • poohperson2000 Sep 9, 2008

    These are the same parents that left their teenagers to be baby sat at vision taekwondo. The parents are guilty to an extent. Would you not think it was weird if your teenager hung around a taekwondo school and was friends with the instuctor who you are paying out the rear to teach your kids martial arts.

  • Southern Country Sep 9, 2008

    Straight out of the mouth of Ron White: "You can't fix STUPID"

  • Glass Half Full Sep 9, 2008

    The father's just as culpable as the actual abuser. When's he going to be arrested? What kind of father lets a grown man share a bedroom with a 15 year old girl? There's something WAY wrong with this!