Casper, Wyoming, US – In January 2018, a Natrona County District Court Judge sentenced Miguel Martinez, a male who identifies as a woman, to between 30 and 45 years for first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of minor.
The girl’s mother reported the assault to police on March 23, 2017. The girl was taken to the Wyoming Medical Center, where nurses completed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions on her genitalia.
The girl told police that Martinez, a friend of the family, touched her breasts and genitalia in the bathroom of her home and then penetrated her. In an interview with a forensic examiner on March 24, the girl stated that after Martinez assaulted her, she ran downstairs and told her mother. She said that her mother later fought Martinez in a parking lot while she hid in a closet. Jurors were shown video footage of this interview.
The jury deliberated for about two hours before reaching its decision to convict Martinez. Following the verdict, Martinez said the trial was about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
At the sentencing hearing, the judge noted Martinez’s prior criminal history and failure at previous attempts at probation as factors in the sentence.
Martinez’ prior criminal history includes domestic assault convictions in 2014 and a felony domestic battery charge in 2015 after a man “covered from his face to his feet in blood,” accused his “girlfriend” (Martinez) of beating him.
Martinez was also order to pay more than $3,000 to Medicaid to reimburse the program for the 10-year-old girl’s medical expenses.
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A now-11-year-old girl testified Monday that a friend of her family entered the bathroom of her house in Casper in March and sexually assaulted her, she said in Natrona County District Court.
The jury trial for a Casper resident charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl began Monday. Miguel Martinez faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
A 10-year-old girl described being sexually assaulted by a Casper resident in video footage shown Tuesday to jurors during the second day of Miguel Martinez’s trial. In the video, the girl told a forensic interviewer for the Children’s Advocacy Project that Martinez assaulted her in a bathroom.
A jury Wednesday afternoon found a Casper resident guilty of one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a child and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of child in March after a three-day trial in Natrona County District Court.
A Natrona County judge on Thursday sentenced a Casper resident to between 30 and 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old in the bathroom of a local home.
A Casper man is accused of attacking another man for the second time in as many months. Twenty-seven year old Miguel Martinez is facing one county of aggravated assault and one count of domestic battery.
Casper police arrested a suspect Saturday after a man accused his girlfriend of beating him, according to an arrest report. Miguel Alberto Martinez is charged with felony domestic battery.