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Decorated Taekwondo Athlete From Sugar Land Faces Numerous Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Several women are suing taekwondo champion Steven Lopez of Sugar Land and his brother, Jean. Both are accused of assaulting women — in some cases, minors.

Steven Lopez represents the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
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Sugar Land is at the center of the latest sexual misconduct allegations in the sports world.

Taekwondo champion Steven Lopez is temporarily suspended from representing the United States on the international stage. The move comes after a group of women filed suit against him and his brother, Jean. Both are accused of assaulting women — in some cases, minors.

Alexandra Starr has been following the latest developments for NPR. In the audio above, she talks with Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin about the allegations.

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