A former martial arts instructor was sentenced to five years in prison after sexually abusing a young girl in Worcester County.
Zachariah Bennett, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended on one count of sex abuse of a minor in connection with an incident involving a 13-year-old female martial arts student while at Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, according to court records.
Bennett was an instructor at Mitchell’s Martial Arts in Salisbury at the time of the incident.
Bennett still awaits sentencing after entering a guilty plea in March to three counts of sex abuse of a minor in a separate Wicomico County case. Sentencing in that case is scheduled for June 22, according to online court records.