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Williamsburg man charged with sexually assaulting students at martial arts academy

Jeremy Armstead, 30, of Williamsburg (WYDaily/Courtesy of NNPD)
Jeremy Armstead, 30, of Williamsburg (WYDaily/Courtesy of NNPD)

A Williamsburg man has been charged with multiple sex offenses after he allegedly raped and assaulted several students at a martial arts academy he owns.

Jeremy Allen Armstead, 30, is charged with four counts of abduction, five counts of rape, four counts of sodomy, strangulation and indecent exposure, Newport News Police said Friday.

He was arrested at 7:02 p.m. Thursday without incident.

Armstead is the owner and operator of Xtreme Dragon’s Black Belt Academy at 13901 Warwick Blvd.

Police say the victims are three juvenile students at the academy.

Anyone with information on the arrest of the business should contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can also contact 911 or the police department’s non-emergency number at 757-247-2500 to speak with an officer or detective.

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Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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