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Friday, March 10, 2017

Martial Arts Instructor Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of Minors

SNOW HILL — A Salisbury martial arts instructor, indicted last fall on dozens of counts of sexual solicitation and sex abuse of a minor in both Worcester and Wicomico counties, pleaded guilty this week and now faces a maximum of 75 years in jail and a lifetime on the sex offender registry.

Last October, Zachariah Bennett, 26, was indicted by a Wicomico County grand jury on 29 total counts including first-degree rape for his alleged illicit activities involving minors while employed as an instructor at Mitchell’s Mixed Martial Arts in Salisbury. In November, a Worcester County grand jury indicted Bennett on five counts ranging from sexual abuse of a minor sexual abuse of a minor to second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses.

In Worcester County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and a pre-sentence investigation and mental health assessment were ordered.



Anonymous said...

Keep your hands to yourself, grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

no way in this world I would send my child to mitchells but i saw a van loaded up with kids the other day

Anonymous said...

One of those vans he taped The13-year-old girl on a field trip in Ocean City. No way in the world I would allow one of my kids to be on those vans just knowing my child could be riding on the van it took place.

Anonymous said...

I hope all them career criminalsin jail give him martial art love daily