Martial Arts instructor charged with sexually abusing 11yo student

A martial arts instructor has been charged, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad launched an investigation after receiving a report an 11-year-old girl has been abused by a man who was known to her.

It’s alleged the man, who was the girl’s martial arts instructor and was known to her family, sexually touched the girl on five occasions at two different homes in the Coffs Harbour area last Friday.


Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 36-year-old man at a business on Monday night.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with five counts of intentionally sexually touch child aged 10-16 years.

The man has been refused bail and will appear in court later today.