Braintree: Martial arts instructor charged with assaulting child

(AP) – A martial arts instructor at a Braintree studio is headed to court to face charges of assaulting a student. 

Kevin Carmichael of Millis is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. 

Police say the 40-year-old was arrested Saturday after going to the Braintree police station to talk with detectives. 

He was being held on $25,000 cash bail pending his arraignment. 

Police say Carmichael was under investigation for an alleged assault that took place at his Masters Self Defense karate school. Authorities learned of the allegation on Friday. 

It was not clear if Carmichael had a lawyer.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.