Self-defence instructor in court over indecent assault charges

Andrew Christoper Hickey outside Perth Magistrates Court Tuesday. Picture: Anton La Macchia
Andrew Christoper Hickey outside Perth Magistrates Court Tuesday. Picture: Anton La Macchia

A SOUTHERN suburbs self-defence and martial arts instructor accused of indecently assaulting four women during training sessions at his house was back in court Tuesday.

Andrew Christopher Hickey, of Southern River, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting the women between 2013 and 2018 when he was conducting self-defence classes at his Southern River home.

He faces seven counts of unlawful and indecent assault and four weapon possession charges in relation to a starter pistol, knives, baton and knuckle duster.

Mr Hickey appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a trial allocation date hearing.

He was granted bail last August on condition he not hold or take part in self-defence classes at his home or contact complainants and co-workers.

He has been remanded to reappear in Perth Magistrates Court on November 29.

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