Martial arts instructor charged with sexual assault, exploitation

A 46-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with assault, sexual assault and sexual exploitation after a complaint to Ottawa Police.

A woman says she was inappropriately touched by a martial arts instructor and police launched an investigation in October of 2013.

Today they charged Ahmad Saroughi. He has yet to appear in court.

Saroughi co-owned and led classes at Saroughi Martial Arts on Bank Street.

Anyone with information on this or other sexual assaults is encouraged to call Ottawa Police through the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944.

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