FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 –
A West Sacramento man was convicted last week of sexually abusing his seven-year old daughter. Part of the evidence included 20 videos on the man’s cell phone showing him engaging in sexual acts with the girl.
After police received a report that Michael Martinez had been abusing the girl, they teamed with the FBI in a search of his house. The search turned up the cell phone videos.
According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, Martinez initially confessed, but during the trial he denied his guilt. The girl testified.
In the courtroom of Yolo County Judge Janet Gaard, a jury on Wednesday found Martinez guilty of 47 counts of child molestation and five counts of “possessing matter depicting sexual acts by a minor.” He will be sentenced on June 25, and faces life in prison.
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