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Tae Kwon Do instructor arrested for rape

— A Colonie Tae Kwon Do instructor who was arrested on child pornography charges a week ago was arrested again on Thursday, May 24, this time being charged with two counts of rape in the second degree, according to State Police reports.

Christopher S. Gallup, 27, of 424 Sand Creek Road Apt. 127 was arrested after a complaint by a victim who came forward after seeing Gallup’s May 17 arrest by Colonie police for possessing child pornography, said police.

Police said Gallup met the victim when he was an instructor at a Tae Kwon Do school in the Town of Duanesburg and that the victim was under the age of 15 at the time of the rapes. Police said the rapes occurred at a residence in the Town of Rotterdam and at the Tae Kwon Do school in the Town of Duanesburg.

The investigation continues and police said more charges are possible. Anyone with information regarding Gallup should call the New York State Police at 630-1700 or the Rotterdam Police at 355-7991.

Gallup was arraigned in the Town of Rotterdam Justice Court and remanded to Schenectady County Jail in lieu of $40,000 cash bail or $80,000 bond.

Gallup was charged on May 17 with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, both felonies, after a search warrant was executed at his residence and several computers and media storage devices containing child pornography were seized, said police.

At the time of Gallup’s May 17 arrest, Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie Police Department urged anyone who believes they or their children have had suspicious or illegal contact with the defendant to contact them.

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