Centennial martial arts instructor arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child

A 65-year-old martial arts instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a child, and Douglas County authorities believe there may be additional victims.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Niemi of Centennial was arrested Thursday for two counts of suspicion of sexual assault on a child — pattern of abuse. Niemi was sent to Douglas County Detention Facility where he was being held without bond.

The sheriff’s office said Niemi was the victim’s martial arts instructor at the time of the alleged assault. Niemi is listed as an instructor at Spirit Warrior Martial Arts in Centennial.

Authorities believe there may have been additional victims, and detectives are asking for anyone who may have information to call Detective Ducat at 303-84-7179.

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