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Defendant Sentenced for Rape, Burglary

DATE:  December 4, 2017

CASE:  Curt Orlando Martin (Case # 16FE006473)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Tate Davis, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit

The Honorable Patrick Marlette sentenced Curt Orlando Martin to 19 years, 8 months in prison.  On October 16, 2017, Martin pled no contest to assault with intent to commit rape and first-degree residential burglary as a violent felony with the burglary taking place when the victim was in the home.  Martin also admitted to a prior 2002 assault with a firearm strike conviction.

On March 31, 2016, Martin was a parolee doing yard work for an employer.  The victim and her dogs were in the backyard next door when Martin jumped over the fence into her backyard.  The victim screamed at Martin to leave before retreating to her back door and calling 911.  Martin then lunged at the victim, grabbed her by the throat and landed on top of her.  A struggle ensued, and Martin attempted to drive a syringe with methamphetamine into the victim’s neck.  When Martin stated he would kill the victim if her dogs did not stop barking, she convinced Martin to let her quiet the dogs.  Once he released her, the victim was able to flee to a neighbor’s house and call for help.  Martin was located at the house where he was doing yard work, and was later found to have had methamphetamine in his system. Martin had told his employer he wanted to “fornicate” with the victim, and made sexual comments to the victim earlier that day.


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