BJJ Black Belt Scott Naugle Arrested For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

BJJ Black Belt Scott Naugle Arrested For Failing To Register As Sex Offender


Scott Naugle of Leverage Jiu Jitsu was convicted of sexual battery on a child of less than years of age as we previously reported as part of a bigger story on sexual deviants who were a part of the Jiu Jitsu G Federation.


However being outed as convicted was just the start of troubles for one Scott Naugle who didn’t register as a sex offender.

The exact thing he was to register for was for being a tier 3 sex offender  – which means (in Maryland):

  People on this tier level must remain on the list for the rest of their lives…

The law regarding the sex offenders list is retroactive. That means that anyone who was convicted of these crimes before the date the law went into effect in the state of Maryland must register. There are no exceptions.

Offenders must register within three days of being released from community supervision. If the offender is given jail time for the offense, he or she must register prior to release from prison. He or she must also register three days prior to moving from the state of Maryland.

The law requires that registrants report at various intervals during their tenure on the sex offense list… Tier III registrants must report every three months to assure their profiles are up-to-date.

Naugle was reportedly teaching at Leverage jiu jitsu in Maryland where he was a head instructor:

Scott Naugle has trained with the Gracie family since July of 1997 and was promoted to first degree black belt on February 7, 2014, by Chris Saunders. Chris Saunders was the first American to get his black belt from Master Rickson Gracie. And Scott Naugle is the first person to be promoted to black belt by Chris Saunders. In addition, Scott Naugle also holds the rank of 1st degree Black Belt in Judo

Naugle’s academy offers classes to kids aged 4 to 8, womens self defense, classes for teenagers and a separate class for adults.