Former Ocean Springs martial arts instructor Allan Todd Pisarich was convicted of six counts of sexual battery and three counts of touching a child for lustful purposes in the Circuit Court of Jackson County Monday morning.

According to District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath, the 54-year-old pled guilty to the sexual battery and touching of a child for lustful purposes of two child victims who were between 10 and 14 years old at the time of the crimes. 

Judge Calvin Taylor sentenced Pisarich to 40 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 20 years to serve day for day.

Pisarich, the owner of The Academy for Mixed Marital Arts, was arrested in December 2017 in Santa Rosa, Florida. Both counts of misconduct occurred on October 13, 2016 in Ocean Springs.

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