Texas man sexually assaults young girl for years, receives light sentencing

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GALVESTON – Ivan Brandy Martinez, 24, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, after he was found guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Martinez’s charges stem from multiple assaults that occurred between 2008 and 2012. The assaults started when Martinz himself was a juvenile.

According to the complaint, Martinez knowingly caused the contact and/or penetration of the young girl’s sexual organ with “the defendant’s sexual organ.” He was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.

The abuse was discovered by the girl’s parents, according to reports. They found a note written by their daughter, asking God to help her reveal the abuse and naming Martinez as her abuser.

Upon questioning, the victim revealed that the sexual assaults had taken place when the family lived in another city, and the note had been written the year before.

Martinez was tracked down and charged as a juvenile, then certified as an adult, according to the Galveston County District Attorney’s office. Martinez had no prior felony convictions, and pled guilty to the charges.

Texas 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter passed the sentence, which Martinez accepted, of 12-years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Martinez must serve at least half of his time before he’ll be eligible for parole.

Upon his release, he’ll be required to register as a sex offender.

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