Miguel Martinez, who goes by the name Michelle, was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor according to the Caspar Star newspaper. Martinez invited the girl to join him in the bathroom, where he fondled her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her. The girl complained of the pain after her penetrated her. She was taken to a hospital where they found redness and abrasions in her pubic area. Martinez claimed initially that it was just a publicity stunt, which in itself is bizarre. He is now facing 70 years in prison if he receives the maximum penalty.
Martinez allegedly invited the young girl into the bathroom with him where he allegedly fondled the girl’s breasts and genitalia, before penetrating her. The girl told police that “it hurt inside” when Martinez penetrated her, causing her to cry, according to the Tribune’s report.
Nurses at a nearby medical center “completed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions on the girl’s genitalia,” the Billings Gazette reported.
Local media reports described Martinez as a “family friend” of the 10-year-old victim. The assault is reported to have taken place in the bathroom of a residence, not in a public restroom. (RELATED: Transgender Person On Trial For Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl In Bathroom)
Martinez initially told police that the girl had been “talking crap” and dismissed the accusations as a “publicity stunt,” according to local reports.