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12-138 Connecticut Man Extradited Back To Florida To Face Two Capital Sexual Battery Charges

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit

Arrested:
Marsanti Martinez – DOB 4/5/88

Charge: 2 counts Capital Sexual Battery, victim under 12 – No bond

What:  A Connecticut man accused of committing Capital Sexual Battery on two brothers has been extradited back to Florida.

Where:  Pinellas County, FL

When:  The crimes occurred over a four year period, approximately four years ago.

How/Why:  

A Connecticut man (Marsanti Martinez) accused of committing Capital Sexual Battery on two brothers has been extradited back to Florida.

The two victims came forward recently and informed detectives of the acts committed against them.

Approximately four years ago, Martinez dated the brothers’ mother while living in north Pinellas.  While she was away at work, Martinez would sexually abuse them.  This abuse according to the brothers, went on for over four years.

Both boys were under twelve years old during the abuse.

After Martinez and the mother split, he moved to Britain, Connecticut. 

After being notified of the crimes, Pinellas Sheriff’s detectives were able to establish an arrest warrant for Martinez.  Shortly after, he was apprehended by the Britain Police Department and eventually extradited back to Pinellas County.

When interviewed by detectives upon his return, Martinez admitted to the charges.

He is currently being held at the Pinellas County jail for two counts of Capital Sexual Battery with no bond.

Detectives believe there may be other victims.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Mark Kolenda in the Crimes Against Children Unit at 582-6200.  Or, to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

 

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