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Jiu Jitsu coach arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly touching student

Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 17:20:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man who owns Battle Born Jiu Jitsu on Rancho Drive near Craig Road in northwest Las Vegas is being accused of sexually assaulting one of his student.

Justin Calhoun was arrested Sept. 25 after a girl told police that her coach and the owner of the studio had sent her a nude photo via Snapchat.

According to the arrest report for Calhoun, he thanked the girl for wearing a pair of volleyball shorts to the studio on Sept. 21 and asked her to post a photo of herself in the shorts on social media. He told her that if she did not, he would send her a nude photo. She allegedly received the photo on Sept. 23.

The girl also told police that Calhoun touched her inappropriately multiple times during "mat training" a few months ago. Additionally, he sniffed her private parts "intensely" during a training session in September.

Police say that Calhoun refused to talk to them and requested a lawyer. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. He is being charged with sexual assault of a child under 14, lewdness with a child under 14, and luring.

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Jiu Jitsu is defined as a martial art form that teaches a smaller, weaker opponent to defeat a bigger, stronger opponent by uses of technique, leverage, and joint manipulation.