Norwalk Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault at Local Gym

A man who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his fitness studio in Norwalk was arrested Friday.

Jose "Calasanz" Martinez, 66, turned himself in to police after a woman filed a complaint against him on July 28 from an incident that allegedly occurred on July 27.

The female victim said she was exercising at the Calansanz Martial Arts and Fitness Studio on Westport Avenue when Martinez allegedly sexually assaulted her and attempted to have intercourse with her while doing core strengthening exercise.

Police said they had an arrest warrant out for Martinez as a result of their investigation.

According to the studio's website, Martinez is the studio's founder and head instructor.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (203) 854-3180. Tips can remain anonymous.

Martinez is being held on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27.

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