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Charles Martinez found guilty of raping 9-year-old child

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2023. 10:56 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: 32-year-old Charles Andrew Martinez was today found guilty by High Court Justice Ricardo O’Neil Sandcroft of the rape of a girl, 9.

Martinez was accused of dragging the 9-year-old child from a home she was staying, taking her into a bathroom behind another house, pulling down his pants and forcing his organ into her mouth.

Justice Sandcroft produced a 48-page written judgment in which he concluded that the testimony of the witnesses in the case against Martinez was never shaken during trial.

The primary evidence came from the victim herself, supported by her cousin who walked in on what the judge called “a heinous act.”

Martinez claimed alibi through two witnesses and insisted from the dock in his own defense that as a family man he had no reason to do such a thing.

The prosecution, however, charged that Martinez waited until the child was alone in the living room, watching television, after all her siblings had left and a cousin had gone to take a shower in the bathroom. Further, he threatened to kill the victim if she told anyone what had happened, but his plans were foiled by the cousin catching him.

Martinez will be sentenced on December 15.

 

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