A man suspected of committing several sexual assaults in October and November was arrested in Fresno last week. Salvador Martinez, 28, of Maywood, is accused of a string of sex crimes, including a successful rape attempt and a series of breakins targeting women and girls in the Maywood area.
Police identified Martinez as a suspect in the attacks after a man broke into an apartment and sexually assaulted a woman there. In at least four other cases, the suspect entered homes and apartments through unlocked windows and groped or attempted to sexually assault female residents. In most reported cases, the occupants of the homes resisted the attacks and were able to chase the suspect away. Two of the attacks occurred on the same night.
Police in Los Angeles identified Martinez publicly as a suspect in the attacks on November 17 although they did not have him in custody. Assisted by the US Marshal’s Service and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau, police in Fresno located Martinez on November 18. They arrested him and transported him back to Los Angeles County. Martinez is being held on a $1M bond.
Los Angeles Sex Crimes Lawyer
Convictions for sexual offenses aren’t treated like other crimes. Once you’ve been convicted of sex crimes (of virtually any sort), you’ll be required to register as a sex offender. This registration requirement doesn’t go away; after you’ve served your sentence, you’ll be required to notify local law enforcement agencies of your location indefinitely. If you’ve been accused of any type of sexual offense, you need the assistance of an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has provided exceptional criminal defense for thousands of clients for more than 30 years. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. He does not judge his clients based on what they’ve been accused of. Instead, he prepares a thorough, aggressive defense on their behalf.
Don’t assume there’s nothing you can do to defend yourself against sex crimes allegations. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County sex crimes case.
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