Former Ocean Springs martial arts instructor arrested for sex crimes


A former Mississippi martial arts instructor has been arrested in Florida on child sex crime charges.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said that 50-year-old Todd Allen Pisarich has been charged on four counts of sexual battery, two counts of illegal touching of a child and one count of attempted illegal touching.

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He was arrested last year on two counts of sexual battery of a child.

The U.S Marshals Service arrested Pisarich Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa, Florida. He owned the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Ocean Springs when the investigation started in late 2016.

Pisarich is being held in Milton, Florida pending extradition to Mississippi.