NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — After pleading guilty, the owner of a martial arts school was sentenced earlier this month for raping three of his students.

The victims included two 15-year-old girls and one 12-year old girl.

30-year-old Jeremy Armstead, of Williamsburg, was arrested Aug. 16, 2018. Armstead was the owner of a martials arts school called Xtreme Dragon’s Black Belt Academy. Police said Armstead’s crimes began in 2014 with one of the 15-year-old girls, soon after Xtreme Dragons opened its original location on Brick Kiln Road.

On March 22, 2023, Armstead pleaded guilty, according to court documents.

On August 4, Armstead was sentenced to five 99-year sentences for two charges of rape, two charges of forcible sodomy and one charge of rape by force/threat of a victim under 13. He was also sentenced to two 10-year sentences for two accounts of abduction by force without justification.