June 2018

Club “standing by” Milton Keynes martial arts and fitness expert jailed for child sex offences

A Milton Keynes martial arts expert who offered one-to-one tuition from his home has been jailed for seven years for sex offences against children.

Michael Lines, 41, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a female under 16 and one count of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

The charges related to offences against two victims between 2010 and 2015, and his victims were aged between 14 and 18, say police.

Lines, formerly from Matthau Lane, Oxley Park, was acquitted of two further offences of sexual activity with a child.

The dad of two helped run MK Kickbox Fit group, offering training, fitness classes and boot camps for women.

The club is continuing to run and it is understood they are “standing by” Lines, saying he intends to appeal his conviction.

An English Karate Federation qualified club coach, Lines is a 2nd Dan black belt martial arts instructor. He also ran ECKA Karate and Kickboxing at Drayton Parslow, teaching karate, kickboxing and self defence.

In his profile Lines states: “I run lessons twice weekly but also can be booked for private tuition… I teach from home or a fixed venue.”

Lines was sentenced on Monday art Blackfriars Crown Court. He ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely and was made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) indefinitely.