Former Taekwondo instructor sentenced in attempted sexual assault case

Posted at 5:36 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 19:36:36-04

A former Colorado Springs Taekwondo instructor was sentenced to 39 months in prison for attempted sexual assault on a child and a count of unlawful sexual contact Tuesday.

Forty-four-year-old Glenn Lainfiesta was convicted in March of a criminal attempt to commit sexual assault on a child in a position of trust, which is a felony. He was also convicted of a misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual contact.

He will serve 30 months for the felony attempted sexual assault charge. The other nine months of the sentence are for the misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual contact.

He was earlier acquitted of a felony charge of sexual assault on a child in a position of trust.

Lainfiesta worked at Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo in the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs as a sparring coach, when deputies began investigating him in April 2017. He eventually turned himself in after deputies began looking for him.