- Associated Press - Friday, April 14, 2017

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a martial arts school has been arrested on two counts of sexual battery of a minor.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2ou3GvE) U.S. Marshals arrested 48-year-old Allen Todd Pisarich following allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate conduct toward juveniles with whom he had contact. Pisarich owns the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says the investigation began in November. Pisarich was arrested Thursday afternoon. Ezell says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be brought.

An initial hearing has been set for Monday.

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