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Bristow martial arts instructor charged with felony child abuse

An instructor for Tiger Martial Arts Academy in Bristow has been charged with felony child abuse after throwing five-year-old child over his shoulders and then onto the ground resulting in the victim losing consciousness, police said.

Felony Child Abuse – On December 22nd, detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded to investigate an assault which was reported to have occurred at the Tiger Martial Arts Academy located at 10306 Bristow Center Dr in Bristow (20181) on December 21st.

The investigation revealed that the accused, identified as an instructor at the business, grabbed the victim, a 5 year old male juvenile of Bristow, by the ankle then threw him over his shoulders and onto the ground causing the victim to lose
consciousness.

Another employee of the business was made aware of the incident and contacted police. Detectives notified the family who then responded to a local
hospital where the victim was treated for serious injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on December 21st:
Justin Patrick BRANICK, 21, of 10015 Umbrella Pl in Nokesville
Charged with felony child abuse
Court date: Pending | Bond: Released on a $5,000 unsecured bond

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