WAUSEON — After being found guilty of two counts of rape in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, a Michigan man was recently sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

According to the Fulton County Prosecutor’s Office, on Aug. 30, a jury of six men and six women deliberated approximately 30 minutes before finding Samuel Martinez, 70, of Tecumseh guilty of the first-degree felonies.

Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Martinez to serve 25 years to life in prison on each count, to be served concurrently, for a total of 25 years to life. Martinez was also found to be a Tier III sex offender, which requires lifetime address registration, with in-person verification every 90 days with the sheriff of all counties in which he resides.

In June 2013 and June 15, Martinez engaged in sexual conduct by force with a person less than 13 years of age. The charges were the result of an investigation by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office in Adrian, Michigan.


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