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Livermore judo instructor arrested for allegedly molesting teen girl

Original post made on May 30, 2009

A Livermore judo instructor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in a New York City hotel room while acting as a chaperone on a group trip to a judo competition, police said yesterday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 28, 2009, 4:33 PM

Comments (39)

Posted by Tony, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

This fool is one big L! had everything!Hand fed! Spoiled ass punk! now look at him. He is a time bomb, suspended from Judo 2005, restraining order from X, now this..


Posted by Heather, a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I am sorry that this was even put into the press. The alleged victim is now known to most due to this release.
These press releases should not be put out if kids are involved at all.
Then you hear how these kids are all making up these accusations and then it fuels them to keep doing it since they are getting attention from causing so much harm to innocent people.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:50 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Heather,
To no report this story would be irresponsible. Nobody wants the kind of "attention" you talk about, and the victim is not named. I read elsewhere that this guy may have talked about the incident to others. Here's a link:
Web Link
How "innocent" does he sound to you now?


Posted by heather, a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Actually. I think that it sounds pretty made up and so does everyone who mentioned the story. Now, that everyone knows the girl they have come to hear that she has made these allegations to others as well. So, now I guess she will find another victim to make these allegations against. She is very troubled.
I feel bad for all the people who keep getting wrongfully accused over and over.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 4, 2009 at 7:35 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Heather,
Is it also "made up" that this individual was in the middle of a two year suspension and that the "competition" in the Dominican Republic they were headed to was "NOT approved nor sanctioned by USA Judo"?
Web Link

RYAN REBMANN (CALIFORNIA)
Nature of the grievance: Misconduct, vulgar language, intimidation, coaching violations related to the USA Judo Junior Open Championships – July 2007.
USA Judo Discipline Imposed: 2 year suspension from all activities of USA Judo including, but not limited to coaching, instructing, teaching, training, competing, refereeing OR participating officially or unofficially in any USA Judo event or at any USA Judo registered club. Mr Rebmann is allowed access to any USA Judo event but is allowed only in public stands and egress routes.
Length of Penalty: September 24, 2007 to September 23, 2009.
Web Link
Kudos to the girl that came forward. That took guts!


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Here's an interesting letter he wrote in 2005:

Date: July 10, 2005
Subject: 2005 USJF Junior Nationals, Irvine, CA
To: Sensei Chi, Sensei Saito, Sensei Han, Sensei Ed Shiosaki,
Tournament Officials, Referees, and Spectators
I am writing this letter as a form of apology. I am truly sorry for my actions during the event yesterday. I know that I was out of line and my actions were totally uncalled for.
I am not trying to make any excuses for what I did, but I got caught up in the moment of the tournament. I truly don't remember all that I said, I had 22 kids fighting yesterday and I had a long stressful day.
I am sorry for any disrespect I showed. I am not a bad person. I make mistakes and I am sorry. I am still learning. I am young and am still figuring some things out. These actions I displayed will never happen again. Once again I am very sorry for all that occurred.
Ryan Rebmann
Instructor, Amador Judo Team

Web Link


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 am

Dear Heather, Honesty is the best policy. The CREEP IS BUSTED!


IT TAKES GREAT COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT. THANK YOU.


Posted by Jane, a resident of Avila
on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:45 am

There has been considerable discussion on the high number of molestation incidents of children in the Tri-Valley area recently on the judoforum (www.judoforum.com) . Rebmann is in jail in New York held on $500,000 bond. Web Link

I would hope that the press continues to follow this incident even though the next court date is in New York.


Posted by Anthony F, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm

My two kids trained with this guy for years. He was a great coach and very succesful. We are not writing this post because we still train. We do not my kids are in different activities now. It is too bad that these allegations were made. The "victim" goes to my daughters school and has told several students that she has made these allegations twice now and laughs. This is a very sad affair.
Anthony
Pleasanton


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Toni...I laughed to because the creep is BUSTED...hahahahahahahahahahahah...

If you're concerned, I advise you to contact the State Attorney General's office and report the hearsay so that you and your daughter can testify in court.

Are you a coward? yup...


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 11, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Correction: Anthony F.


Posted by creeped out, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

I beg to differ with all you Ryan supporters. I grew up with [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language].... we who have grown up with him always knew something was up with him.... spoiled silver spooned parents thought he never did wrong ... well does [Portion removed due to libelous content] umm I don't think so......... all you believers don't know everything about him [Portion removed due to libelous content] so before you support look into a little more because he has probably been doing this for a while.... And I honestly don't think that the NY police would investigate for a whole month then fly here to arrest an innocent person do you? they had to have some hard evidence on him to even bother with this..


Posted by Kevin, a resident of Dublin
on Jul 25, 2009 at 2:36 am

Well I am a Ryan supporter (even tho i dont know the man) due to some of the girl's charateristics and past.


Posted by Elton, a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 25, 2009 at 10:40 am

Kevin,

You are probbably one of these worms that always thinks rape and molestation is the womans fault.


Posted by Kevin, a resident of Dublin
on Jul 26, 2009 at 5:45 am

Elton,

I know the victim and I have been for quit some time.


Posted by Elton, a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

I am ALL ears kevin!


Posted by Elton, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jul 26, 2009 at 9:19 am

Kevin,

He is 29 and "allegedly" committed the crime of Forcible Sodomy with a teenage student!

I would only imagine that there was alcohol involved? I suppose this girls "character" brought this on, or that SHE instigated [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language] , making it O.K.?


"Ryan Rebmann, 29, was arrested in the 1500 block of Springtown Boulevard in Livermore Wednesday after a New York magistrate issued a warrant for the crime of forcible sodomy, police said.

Rebmann is an instructor at the Amador Judo and Jujitsu Studio, located at 847 Rincon Ave. in Livermore.

Police said Rebmann had been acting as the chaperone for three teenagers on a trip to the Dominican Republic for a judo competition in March.

On their way to the Dominican Republic, Rebmann and the students had a layover in New York City and stayed at a hotel overnight. The victim said Rebmann forcibly sodomized her that night in the hotel room. "


Posted by Elton, a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 26, 2009 at 9:23 am

Past history is a good measure of present conduct!

"I am sorry for any disrespect I showed. I am not a bad person. I make mistakes and I am sorry. I am still learning. I am young and am still figuring some things out. These actions I displayed will never happen again. Once again I am very sorry for all that occurred."


Ryan Rebmann


Posted by Anthony F, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

This is the "REAL" Anthony F. I DO have 2 children that used to train at Amador Judo Studio a few years ago. I DID remove my children from this studio for reasons known to many. This is where the similarities end.

It should be noted that my child does not attend the same school as the victim, since the victim and my child live in separate cities. It is apparent that someone is trying to use my name and history in this forum to illicit more support for this cause. Well, the buck stops here. My name is Anthony Fraino, and I did not post, nor support this comment made by "Anthony F." on June 10, 2009.

For the person trying to use my past history, please stop and find another person to pass as one of your supporters.


Posted by Bryan, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Creeped out, wow you really are pathetic. You post lies and false statements and you don't even post your name. Why don't you get a life and stop all the lieing. You have no friends and no one likes you not even your family. Creeped out your a loser, I know who you really ARE


Posted by concerned resident, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I have known the real Anthony F. for many years. He and his family are some of the most stand up people I know. The accused family is throwing out these buffers to confuse people. Mr. Rebmann is all of the bad things people have said he is. His family spends many hours a day trying to make him look wrongly accused. The truth is looking that family right in the face and it is too painful for his "loved ones" to admit what awful enablers they have been. Let the hammer fall where it may


Posted by Withheld, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:02 am

How can anyone defend this guy? I have known this guy for years and have talked to multitudes of people that have known him since his childhood and the consensus is the same. He is a rude, entitled, obnoxious bully that gets his rocks off by preying on the weak and timid for kicks. He is a back stabber and will not talk crap to your face if you pose a physical threat to him, but will try to humiliate you to other people, behind your back, to gain support for his cause. He is and always has been a troubled individual that has had mommy and daddy ther to back him up and get him out of trouble eveyrime he screws up. You don't believe me you say??? Ask his past teachers, counselors or even judo instructors...he was, us and always will be a ticking timebomb waiting to explode. Unfortunately it was against a 15 year old girl that gave her trust and loyalty to him.


Posted by Anthony F, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 29, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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Posted by shrek, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Anthony F. If you didn't have a problem with Ryan, why did you remove your kids


Posted by USJF suspension leader, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

What's going on in this forum is a joke. I know many of the families that USE to train with Ryan. They left because he was and still is a very sick individual and was abusive and dangerous to their kids. As stated in the prior posts, he preys on the weak and bullies people around that he knows are not a threat. It's pathetic that his servants (brainwashed) are using the forum to throw people off. There are individuals going on this forum PRETENDING to be other people, such as Anthony F. I know this family personally. I say this to the individual(s) pretending to be Anthony: You are pathetic to be using other people's names. Why not come forward with your real name? Why use someone else's name to post your comments. I guess that 's what you learned from Ryan, how to hide. You are playing with fire and screwing with the wrong family!!


Posted by withheld, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Shrek,

you are exactly right.......if Ryan was as great as Anthony F. says, then why did he pull his kids out? I'll tell you why? because the person posing as Anthony F. is really one of Ryan's cronies trying to pass himself off as a respectable individual!!!!!


Posted by USAjudo member, a resident of another community
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Just so everyone knows Rebmann is and always will be out of control. Unless you have spent many hours and years with him, you will never know the extent of his rath. He puts on a friendly act to those he knows will not take his behavior. As for the person who keeps pretending to be Anthony f., I wouldn't. I have known the family for many, many years and know they are true and honest and would trust them with my life. So to you who keep faking it, you really should stop. Please get a life and stop trying to be someone you obviously will never be, honest.


Posted by shrek, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I'm very confused. It appears there are two Anthony Fraino's. One in support and one not. By reading some of the other comments, Ryan doesn't sound like a nice person. The Anthony F. in support, can you answer my original question about removing your children and could you tell me why you support Ryan?


Posted by Breadman, a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Keep it up Ryan Rebmann supporters or I'll rally to have Amador Judo Jiu-Jitsu shutdown permanantly.


Posted by Creeped Out, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:32 am

Bryan,

You don't know me at all, and I beg to differ with your stupid comment about I have no friends and my family hates me....your right you got me....well guess what I have plenty of friends and family that I will keep far away from Ryan, and his family, I grew up with that family and what I say are not lies... he was just as weird as a kid as he is now.... and as for spreading lies about him doing this to other girls....THEY ARE NOT LIES YOU IDIOT.. look it up! his parents have always tried to keep it tight lipped but guess what it all caught up to him and now I hope he goes to jail for a long time...this is also a lesson for us parents on how not to try to cover up crap that your children are doing face it and own it! and if I was ashley (his sis) I wouldn't want him to be around my children......


Posted by Heidi, a resident of Danville
on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

hi Eveyone, sorry but i am friends with the real anthony f and i agree with his first post. i think all the other posts are all lies. this post will be shut down soon. heidi


Posted by shrek, a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

I'm still confused. The first post supports Mr. Ryan R. and the second post doesn't. Is the first post the the real Anthony F? If it is the first post, would you know why his kids don't train there anymore?


Posted by Gina S., a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

Heidi from "Danville,"

Which Anthony F. are you saying that you know personally? I also know him personally and know that the "real" Anthony F. does not support Ryan as the so called Anthony F. from "Amador Estates" claims. Which Anthony F. are you claiming to know, the one who supports Ryan or the one who does not support Ryan?


Posted by Jack W., a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

is this the best attempt that you can produce? Using false names, using false information. If you are going to impersonate someone, please get your information straight. [portion of post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive languange] As for the other Ryan supporters that are chiming in with your immature digs, be advised...YOU ARE playing with fire! The day and age of IP address tracing is here and when you are discovered, it will not be pleasant for you.


Posted by Anthony Fraino, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:00 am

Wow, I just got a call from a few friends telling me to look at this site again and I am amazed. The content of this site was supposed to be about Ryan Rebmann and his connection to a child sodomy arrest.

Now there are multiple people claiming to be others by using false names and assorted facts probably retrieved from old jiujitsu school records. The only reason I even knew about this site was because I was asked to support the accused by his girlfriend. This was obviously not going to occur, but in the meantime, I found a person posing as me, using my name on this blog. I simply wrote a rebuttal and apparently all hell broke loose.

If you would like to see my one and only post, see July 28, 2009.


Posted by Carol, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Aug 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm

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Posted by creeped out, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

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Posted by chandler, a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2009 at 10:50 am

Whoa, word travels fast. Hey Anthony, I got your back. These copy cats are acts of the desperate. However, the attacks on the rest of the Rebmann family is unnecessary. If these are children making these comments, lets hope they grow up. If these are adults lets hope you grow up. If you have children, raise them the best you can. Hopefully, they will have honesty and integrity. After that, cross your fingers and pray for the best.


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