Michelle Martinez also known as Miguel Martinez, was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a heterosexual, pedophile attack on the minor child of a friend
A transgender woman in Wyoming has been convicted of a heterosexual pedophile assault. The Casper resident was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of a family friend inside a home bathroom, in March.
According to the Billings Gazette, Michelle Martinez invited the girl into the bathroom of a home in Casper, and touched her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her.
Martinez’s defense attorney, Tracy Hucke, said in court that Martinez identifies as a woman and uses the name Michelle. Martinez pleaded not guilty at her arraignment to both counts at his first arraignment at the Natrona County District Court in March.
The victim’ s mom contacted the Casper Police Department on March 23 and reported that her daughter accused Martinez, who was a friend of the family, of sexually assaulting her in a bathroom in a private residence about 8:30 p.m. The victim reportedly told her mom, immediately after the assault.
The girl told police that Martinez asked her to come into the bathroom with her and then touched her breasts and her genitalia before penetrating her. She started to cry as she told the officer that “it hurt inside.”
Martinez faces up to 70 years in prison after his conviction
The child was taken to the hospital, where nurses performed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions.
Martinez had denied all charges. When police questioned Martinez, officers said she became “noticeably hostile and defensive,” telling them the girl was “talking crap.”
Martinez called the accusations a “publicity stunt.” According to court documents, a breathalyzer test showed Martinez was drunk on the night of the assault. His blood alcohol level was .218, almost three times the legal driving limit.
Fox News reports that Martinez, who was previously went by the first name of Miguel before identifying as female, faces up to 70 years in prison after being found guilty of first and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.