Martial arts teacher accused of sexually assaulting four students

A martial arts teacher who specialises in self-defence training has been charged with sexually assaulting four of his students.

But father of three Andrew Hickey firmly denies he sexually assaulted anyone.

The martial arts teacher is accused of indecently touching his students.

Martial arts teacher Andrew Hickey is accused of indecently touching his students. Source: 7 News

The alleged assaults happened over several years, when the students were being instructed in the shed on Hickey’s Southern River property.

One of the students claims there was “inappropriate touching on breasts” and that she was “intimidated and fearful” of him.

Hickey has since shut down his business, Inner Circle Combatives.

On Thursday he was charged with a total of 14 offences, 10 of which relate to sexual assault.

The alleged assaults happened over several years, when students were being instructed at Hickey’s property. Source: 7 News

The other four charges  relate to allegations that police found weapons inside Hickey’s home.

The weapons included a  starting pistol used for races, a bat, a set of throwing knives and knuckle dusters.

Andrew Hickey has been jailed twice before over other sexual assaults.

One of Hickey’s students claims there was ‘inappropriate touching on breasts’ and that she was ‘intimidated’ by him. Source: 7 News

Despite his criminal history he was granted bail on Friday  and told he can’t teach any self defence classes or contact any of his former students.