A Pleasanton resident and longtime golf instructor in the East Bay has been charged with sexually abusing multiple girls under his tutelage, and investigators believe more victims could be out there, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives have arrested 52-year-old Ki "Kenny" Kim after prosecutors filed eight felony counts of sexual assault against the golf pro following the sheriff's office investigation, according to Sgt. Ray Kelly.
Kim worked for years out of the now-closed Country Drives Golf Center in Sunol, but he also taught at other golf facilities throughout the Bay Area, according to Kelly.
The sheriff's Special Victims Unit believes there may be more child victims who have still not come forward in the case, according to Kelly. Those families can call Det. Patrick Dolan at 510-225-5831.
Kim has been booked into county jail. It wasn't immediately clear when he would appear in court.
Kim's arrest marked the second time this year that a Tri-Valley golf instructor has been accused of abusing a young female student.
Kwangson "Sonny" Kim, a private golf coach who operated the Sonny Kim Golf Academy, was arrested by Dublin police on suspicion of abusing a girl he taught over a three-year period. Sheriff's officials have not confirmed any relation between Kenny Kim and Sonny Kim.
The latest arrests follow three years after the local golf industry was rocked by the conviction of Livermore's Andrew Michael Nisbet, a nationally renowned golf pro from Las Positas Golf Course, for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit a hit man to kill them.