HUNTER: Intercourse fiend martial arts instructor’s parole bid ‘disgusting’

HUNTER: Intercourse fiend martial arts instructor’s parole bid ‘disgusting’

Intercourse assault survivor Anya Ettinger nonetheless suffers from PTSD, panic assaults and nervousness

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Think about this: The person who groomed, repeatedly sexually assaulted you and left your life shattered is sentenced to 6 years within the slammer for his heinous crimes.

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Two years later, he’s poised to use for day parole — and can doubtless get it.

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Welcome to Canada.

Anya Ettinger — who has waved her anonymity — was one of many victims of Olympic taekwondo coach Shin Wook Lim. The Video games had been the promise he held out to her beginning when she was 14 when Lim started teaching her.

Anya Ettinger was sexually assaulted by her taekwondo coach when she was 17. She is furious that after serving just two years of a six-year sentence he is eligible to apply for parole. COURTESY/ANYA ETTINGER
Anya Ettinger was sexually assaulted by her taekwondo coach when she was 17. She is livid that after serving simply two years of a six-year sentence he’s eligible to use for parole. COURTESY/ANYA ETTINGER

The fact? Sexual assaults, in Canada, abroad, at his studio Black Belt World on Bloor St. in Toronto, her home, his home, and even in her grandmother’s mattress.

“It’s disgusting,” Ettinger completely informed The Toronto Solar of his parole bid. “It’s mind-boggling on this nation how the justice system treats victims.”

Lim tried to persuade his younger scholar that she was being sexually assaulted for her personal good. The true path of an Olympian.

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It began with inappropriate feedback, escalated to hugs and kisses, and at last sexual assault at a coaching camp in South Korea. Lim merely wore the younger lady down and put her mom on the sidelines.

In January 2021 he was convicted in a Toronto courtroom of all 10 expenses of sexual assault. After the decision, Ettinger informed the Solar, she felt “relieved” however not for lengthy.

“I bought a letter from the Correctional Service of Canada a few month in the past. It mentioned Lim was eligible for parole and has a listening to in April,” Ettinger mentioned, including he may also apply for full parole.

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“Six years looks as if so little time, I’m simply actually shocked,” she mentioned. “That somebody who dedicated such a criminal offense is allowed to return to the common world after such little time is horrifying.”

She added: “And I’m afraid. Will he attempt to take revenge? These fears are very legit.”

Two different ladies additionally got here ahead telling comparable tales however the alleged assaults occurred after they had been 18 when the “consent line turns into blurrier.”

Sex assault survivor Anya Ettinger, with her support dog, still suffers from PTSD, panic attacks and anxiety. ANYA ETTINGER
Intercourse assault survivor Anya Ettinger, together with her help canine, nonetheless suffers from PTSD, panic assaults and nervousness. ANYA ETTINGER

Ettinger additionally slammed Canada’s justice system for concurrent sentencing (thanks, Supreme Court docket!).

“That’s simply tremendous f***ed up. The opposite lady was simply 13 when he first began abusing her,” she mentioned.

The issue for a lot of younger girls who’re being groomed is that they don’t know they’re being groomed, Ettinger mentioned. Predators like Lim whittle them away in “increments.”

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Lim had additionally been slated to be tried individually later in 2021 on 5 expenses associated to a second complainant. He as a substitute pleaded responsible to 2 counts of sexual interference.

Now 23, and about to show 24, Ettinger has turn out to be a profitable actual property agent in Toronto. However the trauma of Lim obliterating her childhood stays.

All through her testimony — and to today — she requires an emotional help canine to assist her cope with her PTSD.

“I wish to placed on a courageous face, I’m in all probability not doing effectively. The very fact he’s eligible for parole hasn’t helped … I’m not within the biggest psychological area,” Ettinger mentioned. “I labored onerous to place this away, to regulate to myself, now I attempt to cope with this privately.”

She added: “Once I’m on my own, I cry continually.”

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