AUSTIN EDITION -- Man accused of sexually abusing girl
From staff reports
A rural Austin resident who allegedly sexually abused a 10-year-old girl is being held on $100,000 bail.
Marcos A. Martinez, 23, made his first appearance before Mower District Court Judge Donald Rysavy on Tuesday on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
According to a criminal complaint, the sexual abuse occurred at a Brownsdale residence on May 31, 2001.
Assistant County Attorney Patrick Flanagan said Martinez was previously convicted of aiding and abetting third-degree assault after an altercation at a bar on Aug. 13, 2000, that left a man partially deaf. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials determined he was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and Martinez was deported after a judge sentenced him to a stayed 18-month jail term and five years probation.
County Attorney Patrick Oman said the county could ask federal prosecutors to take the case because Martinez is a convicted felon who returned after he was deported, which is a separate crime and carries an automatic prison term and deportation.