Martial Arts Instructor Arrested On Sex Charges

The owner of an Onslow County martial arts school is facing numerous charges that he fondled little girls.

Christopher Smith is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year old girl at his Tae Kwon Do academy on Piney Green Road over a four month period.

Sheriff investigators also say Smith assaulted another 8-year old at his house two weeks ago.

Smith is charged with five counts of Second Degree Sexual Offense, seven counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, six counts of Sexual Battery, six counts of Assault on a Child under 12, six counts of Assault on a Female, one count of Indecent Exposure and one count of Extortion.

He remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.