Braintree karate instructor pleads not guilty to assaulting 10-year-old girl

A Braintree karate instructor pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in Quincy District Court to charges that he indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl in December, prosecutors said.

Millis resident Kevin Carmichael, 40, was charged with one count of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14, said David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

Carmichael was released on $2,500 cash bail and has been ordered to stay away from the victim and her family, Traub said. Carmichael’s next hearing is slated for April 25 in Quincy District Court.

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Carmichael was arrested Saturday after agreeing to speak to police regarding an accusation that he indecently assaulted the student during a lesson at his Masters Self Defense Center karate school that took place several months ago, Braintree police said in a statement.

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