Taekwondo Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Juvenile

Taekwondo Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Juvenile


Rochdi Tibta of Springfield

Detectives from Major Crimes Bureau Child Abuse Squad have arrested a 22-year-old man for a sexual assault that occurred in 2019 at Kong’s Taekwondo Learning Center, 7744 Gunston Plaza, in Lorton. The juvenile victim recently disclosed that while she attended an after-school program at the business an instructor, Rochdi Tibta, of Springfield, had the victim sit on his lap where he unlawfully touched the victim on three occasions. Last Friday, detectives arrested and charged Tibta with three counts of aggravated sexual assault. He is currently being held at the County’s Adult Detention Center without bond.

Detectives determined that Tibta worked at Kong’s Taekwondo Learning Center from December 2018 to December 2019. In his role, Tibta was the sole caretaker at the business for the juveniles on several occasions. Detectives would like to hear from anyone who is concerned their child may have had inappropriate contact with Tibta.

Victim specialists from the Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the identified victim receives appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case or believe Tibta had inappropriate contact with them or their child to call Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers.” Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Those who wish for a detective to contact them, please leave contact information.