Former Roselle and South Elgin Karate Instructor, Dean C. Fuerstenberg, Charged with Sexual Assault

Dean C. Fuerstenberg, 43, of the 8500 block of Braxton Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, faces six felony charges from Roselle police. Fuerstenberg was arrested in Eden Prairie in late August 2011 and charged by Roselle Police Department with sexually assaulting two female students from May 2001 through May 2006.

A 20-year-old woman told police she was assaulted and abused at martial arts meets and at the National Karate Academy of Martial Arts, 660 W. Lake Street in Roselle. Fuerstenberg was an instructor and part-owner of the karate business.

A Kane County grand jury indicted Fuerstenberg on 10 more sex charges stemming from using his position of trust and authority in the sexual assault of two girls at a karate business in South Elgin between June 2003 and November 2005.

Fuerstenberg is pleading not guilty to the charges.

While all victims are believed to have been discovered, police urge any other victims to call the Roselle Police Department at 630-980-2025.



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