West Covina kickboxing coach at 'The Lab' arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with kids, sexual battery

WEST COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- West Covina police arrested a kickboxing coach from a well-known dance studio in the city.

Eddie Ramirez, 62, was arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and sexual battery.

He works as a kickboxing coach for The Lab Creative Arts Dance Studio. The Lab is well known for its child dance team, which has been featured on the show "World of Dance."

Authorities said Ramirez's arrest stems from incidents in 2017 and 2018 involving juveniles who were his kickboxing students.

Police believe there may be more victims out there and urge anyone to come forward.

"He's a teacher of kickboxing at the studio. He teaches five days a week, two-hour lessons. We believe there's potential other victims that may be out there -- or potential witnesses -- and we're asking for any witnesses to come forward with assistance and any victims who may have fallen victim to contact the West Covina Police Department," said Sgt. Tim Rodgers of the West Covina PD.

If you have any information, contact the West Covina Police Department at (626) 939-8688.
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