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UPDATE: Former martial arts instructor sentenced for sex abu

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UPDATE: Former martial arts instructor sentenced for sex abuse of a minor

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UPDATE: Former martial arts instructor sentenced for sex abuse of a minor
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/7164187?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:30:44 +0000 UPDATE: Former martial arts instructor sentenced for sex abu UPDATE: Former martial arts instructor sentenced for sex abuse of a minor http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/7164187?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMDT now serve additional time. former martial arts instructor zach bennett is already serving time for being convicted of sexually abusing one of his students in worcester county. but today he was sentenced for the crimes he committed in wicomico. 47 abc's lissette nunez was in court and joins us live in studio. lissette - how much jail time will bennett serve now? julian and ryan - a judge tacked on 15 more years to bennett's sentence today. meaning in total the former mitchell's martial arts instructor is facing 20 years behind bars for his crimes. it was an emotional day for both the victims and bennett. both of their family and friends speaking out - in an effort to close this chapter in their life. but before we continue - i just want give viewers a warning that the details are graphic in nature. track 1 15 years behind bars. that's the sentence a wicomico county judge handed down to zach bennett. the 27 year old reached a plea deal with the state - part of that deal was admitting to three counts of sex abuse of a minor. 3 counts for the 3 victims he had abused. according to the state - bennett had all three underage students perform oral sex on him. in one instance - another instructor served as a lookout- while bennett performed sexual acts on a student. bennett would also reportedly send naked photos to the victim. during sentencing - some of the victms and their families spoke out. one victim's grandmother's calling bennett cold and calculated. bennett also spoke out in court - and was in tears as he apologized to each of the victims that were present. as well as his family, his ex-fiancee, and the owners of mitchell's martial arts. bennett saying that he had no self-control and let temptation take over him. 47 abc caught up with the attorney for mitchell's martial arts. while he declined to comment on camera. he tells us he 'believes the sentencing is appropriate but does not adequately reflect harm caused by him to the victims as well as his family, and mitchell's martial arts' now it is important to note the bennett will have a lot of jail time over his head when he is released. if he violates probation he could face up to another 30 years behind bars. the judge also ruled today that upon his release bennett will have to register as tier 3 sex offender. julian and ryan? alright thank you lissette. that's 47 abc's lissette nunez reporting live in studio tonight. now there is still one more person awaiting sentencing in connection to this case. that's leah wright - the other instructor we mentioned in the case. two weeks ago a jury found - wright for her involvement. her sentencing is scheduled for next month.





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