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John Maisenhelder

Karate teacher gets year in prison for molestation charges

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video Parents fought back against the karate instructor who touched their kids at an after school program. Today those parents came face to face with John Maisenhelder as he pleaded guilty without admitting to the acts. Full story...
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New charges filed against Maisenhelder

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Last month, John Maisenhelder was arrested on three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child as the result of a joint investigation between Wilmington police and New Hanover County deputies. Monday, he was served with four additional counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Maisenhelder out of jail after bond reduced

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videoThe owner of a Wilmington afterschool program, charged with taking indecent liberties with children, is out of jail after a judge reduced John Maisenhelder's bond Wednesday. Full story...
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Search warrants provide more information about Maisenhelder

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We're learning more about the investigation into John Maisenhelder, the owner of a Wilmington after school karate program charged with inappropriately touching children. Full story...
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More information on Maisenhelder, indecent liberties charges

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videoThere is more information about the indecent liberties charges against a Wilmington man who owns and operates an after school program. Incident reports provide more clues about the allegations that lead to the charges. Full story...
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Parents, law enforcement meet to discuss after school program owner

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Parents of children enrolled at a Wilmington after school program met Thursday night to learn about the charges filed against the program's owner. Investigators notified the families of 42 children about the closed-door meeting with law enforcement and the district attorney’s office. Full story...
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After school program owner facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child

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videoJohn Maisenhelder made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom today. He's charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the District Attorney's Office, the charges involve three separate victims from an after school center Maisenhelder owns, a place where he taught karate to kids. Full story...
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