Mablethorpe martial arts instructor charged with 13 child sex offences

Aug 9, 2012 Full story: Louth Leader 65

Adam Beniston, 27, of Seaholme Road, was charged on Tuesday for the alleged offences which include 11 counts of sexual activity involving a girl of under 16 .

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JOSIE

Romford, UK

#1 Aug 28, 2012
HOPE HE GETS A CUSTODIAL FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE AND WELL DONE TO THE VICTIM WHO IS VERY BRAVE TO SPEAK OUT. HE HAS ABUSED HIS POSITION OF TRUST IN TEACHING CHILDREN MARTIAL ARTS BUT HIS CAREER WILL BE OVER. IF FOUND GUILTY HE WILL BE ON THE REGISTER OF SEX OFFENDERS AND BANNED FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN. HE HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY MAKES ME FEEL SICK TO THINK HE'S BEEN TEACHING MARTIAL ARTS TO CHILDREN. SICKO!
James

Romford, UK

#2 Aug 28, 2012
My children went to east coast martial arts, makes me feel sick he actually went near them, he deserves all he gets, well done to the girl for speaking out, it proves not everybody is afraid of the Beniston's!
Jean

Oakham, UK

#3 Aug 28, 2012
I am trying to find out what the outcome of his court appearance was today, 28th August.
Anyone know?
His father taught him Martial Arts from age two or three.
It is the only job he knows.
Josie

Romford, UK

#4 Aug 28, 2012
No idea what outcome of court is as yet, he used to teach my kids and always thought he was something special. He's the youngest 4th Dan i have ever known!!!!!
The victim is not only the 14 yr old girl but also the children in the indecent images that he had in his possession makes me sick to know my kids have been near him!
Jean

Holbeach, UK

#5 Aug 29, 2012
He was committed to the Lincoln Crown Court and hearing is on September 25th for a preliminery hearing.
I hated the way two girls always talked about sexual things. He did not stop them and they have children. I am not sure if they were married.
Adam is father to a baby girl. She is 8 months old. I feel so sad for her. The mother is an instructor with ECMA and they lived together.
Dans were given by his father. he was upgraded quickly when he got the world titles.
I also feel sorry for anyone whose training is left in limbo. Who like me paid in advance.
Not sure what job he will get now. It is in all the papers in Mansfield and national. He only knows Martial Arts. What a waste?
Ashley

Romford, UK

#6 Aug 30, 2012
Jean, you make it sound as though your feeling sorry for Mr Beniston! People don't get charged with sex offences for nothing, he's also being charged with indecent images found on his computer, doesn't that tell you something? Hopefully he will never be able to work again!
Jean

Peterborough, UK

#7 Aug 30, 2012
No I don't feel sorry at all. I feel sorry for the little daughter he had with his girl friend, Chantelle. Won't give the daughters name.
I also know it takes two to tango and though he led the girl on, he is over 16 and knows better, The girl might have led him on and also want money as compensation. There are always two sides.
Adam and his father Phillip have not been in touch with anyone. That tells me how interested he was in those attanding his ECMA. I doubt if he will get another job and trouble is, Adam is not qualfied in anything else. Just what his father taught him at the All British Martial Arts he runs in Mansfield where I suspect Adam is. Adam will either have to learn a trade or be on the dole all his life. I hate the idea of that.
I would also hate to be in the papers in Nottingham etc, he will be known whereever he goes. Dare I say a stupid twit.
I also know he had pictures of his daughter on the computer and saw no harm. How many others he had I don't know. That is hurting me as he taught many including me.
Josie

Romford, UK

#8 Aug 30, 2012
Well im not sorry at all for him, and do not think for one minute a 14 yr old would "lead him on" everybody needs to consider the victim in this and her bravery to come forward, also they found indecent images on his computer that to me shows he is a definite predator, the criminal injuries compensation should rightly be claimed by the victim as he has taken her childhood he was in a trusted position and surely would be aware of professional boundaries and surely would have had Child Protection training there is no excuse. It is unfortunate that we live in a society where professionals do abuse their positions and feel that they are superior to our laws and can abuse children. Again, well done to the victim to putting a stop to it. I have no sympathy and let him get the punishment he deserves through the ISA and Court!
ccc

Edinburgh, UK

#9 Aug 31, 2012
I've just read through all of the above comments and am quite frankly disgusted. Most of the details above are completely wrong. Maybe you should find out the actual facts before shouting your mouth off!
Jean

Wokingham, UK

#10 Aug 31, 2012
Well CCC if you know the facts please say them. I cannot find anything out except what was in the paper. I am bewildered as anyone. I do know there is no one at ECMA and I am told the place is empty. I liked Adam, got on well with him and find the whole thing difficult to believe.
Josie

Romford, UK

#11 Sep 1, 2012
well ccc the facts will certainly come out on the 25th September 2012. Im disgusted that people are actually disgusted by these comments on here, the fact is he has been charged with sexual offences against children!!!!!!!!!!
Jean

Coventry, UK

#12 Sep 2, 2012
Josie and CCC you are both correct in lots of ways. Disgusted CCC won't get you anywhere unless you come forth with the facts as you put it. It is the newspaper that is the only way of knowing what happened at present. No one apart from you, as you say, knows the facts.

It is at the trial prelim that the truth will come out and whether Adam feels guilty or not and more to the point is - he feels guilty to all or some of the charges. Then for a jury to decide and a judge to punish, free or otherwise.

In the meantime Josie and others including me, can only speak of what they have read and also on the Lincoln Police website. They would not have charged unless they had good evidence to do so.

I still feel sorry for his daughter. For those he was training who have been let down. A great academy has failed. Whether it can get up again time will tell. I will go back if it reopens.

I wait for the trial. All are innocent till proved guilty. That is the law. As I have said he may be guilty of some offences and innocent of others. I await with interest the verdict.In the meantime I feel as though I have lost lots of friends I trained with. Lots of laughter and hard work every day I went.
MATT

UK

#13 Sep 2, 2012
Hi, Time will tell regarding guilt or innocence, so I won't discuss that although where some of the above info has come from is beyond me because it is not consistent with the information printed in the paper?. However Jean, ECMA has been running, open and equipped throughout. Adam left but classes were still on. I'm not sure who told you Phil hadn't been in touch because he has. No-one was left without classes to attend, the place was kept running by a group of instructors to ensure that didn't happen. I am also not sure it is appropriate to discuss his family and students when the charges are nothing to do with any of them.
Jean

Norwich, UK

#14 Sep 3, 2012
Great news. I was told it was empty. Surprised newspapers not told and events advertised. Time will tell. I just cannot believe the story being all true.
Glen

Norwich, UK

#15 Sep 3, 2012
Thank you for the positive Matt. I have been worried about all that has been written above.

Whatever he is still innocent till proved guilty that is part of English Law.

I enjoy ECMA and love being a member.
MATT

UK

#16 Sep 3, 2012
As an update, ECMA is now a gym only, as of today but classes will be held in another venue, please add Mablethorpe Martial-Arts on facebook for more information. Nothing has been in the paper yet as decisions were still being made. Chantelle has had a tough time and has had hard decisions to make, now that's done we can move on and forward with things. I won't post class info on here but there will be leaflets etc about soon.
Glen

March, UK

#17 Sep 4, 2012
Thanks Matt, I was desperate for news. I cannot climb the stairs and loved Tai chi with Adam. Keep me posted. Yes can understand problems.
Glen

March, UK

#18 Sep 4, 2012
Matt. Message on FB page
mabo-man

London, UK

#19 Sep 4, 2012
i can't believe jean is sooooooo niave in sticking up for a man who has done what he has,my child also went there for martial arts training and i like many many more find it absolutely sickening what he has done.as for no other work fear not he should be spending a lot of time sewing post bags at her majesty's pleasure
dave t

Whitehaven, UK

#20 Sep 4, 2012
I am the head of a large national martial arts association, and hope this type of happening is as rare as it should be.

No we dont know the full truth, but people are not arrested and charged with that many potential crimes if the police and the crown prosecution service dont think there is some truth in it.

even ONE such crime is nauseous .. so there is no sympathy for the person committing these acts, but much sympathy with the victims..

all our instructors have to have an enhanced CRB check before we issue them with a licence to instruct .....
we have to protect our junior members and keep the trustof the parents of these juniors..

he has been committed to trial by a magistrates court to a crown court which only happens if the magistrates feel the crime is of a level they are unable to conduct

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