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20-year prison sentence for Charles Martinez, father of 3 who raped a 9-year-old child

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2023. 11:18 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: The High Court was busy on Wednesday handing out the judicial equivalent of lumps of coal for the men who earned their way onto the “naughty list” in 2023.

32-year-old Charles Martinez, convicted of rape of a child on November 15, was told he would spend 20 years in prison, with a 15-year term to serve before eligibility for parole prescribed by Justice Ricardo O’Neil Sandcroft.

Martinez was convicted of forcing a then-nine-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him in 2019, which he continued to deny. Martinez took his victim to an outside bathroom shower from inside the house where she was watching television when all her other siblings had left and when he was done, threatened to kill her if she told. However, he was caught in the act by a returning cousin of the victim.

During trial Martinez insisted he did not commit the act because he is a family man; even during his sentencing, he continued to insist he was “an honest man.”

But the judge pointed out that from the evidence before the court, Martinez had violated the minor more than once and showed no remorse for it, therefore, “Justice must be served.”

 

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