Thursday, August 30, 2007

12 Year Old Girl Raped & Suspect Is HIV Positive

(Alabama) - 32 year old Julio Cesar Cruz Martinez sits in a Baldwin County jail charged with rape, sodomy and sex abuse. Alleged crimes involving a young girl under twelve years of age.

During an interview, investigators say Martinez dropped a bomb on sheriff's deputies and the victim's family. A revelation that has compounded this tragedy.

Sgt. Tony Nolfe of Baldwin County's Sheriff's Department says, "he did confess to several of those acts. Later in the afternoon, he did
disclose to jail personnel that he was HIV positive and the health concerns for the victim are being addressed."

There's another twist to this case. Sheriff's deputies say Julio Martinez may not be the man he say's he is. "Mr. Martinez is apparently an illegal alien. His identity is somewhat still
in question. We have not been able to confirm his identity or certain facts about his back ground" says Sgt. Tony Nolfe.

Investigators say the victim, the victim's mother and the mother's fiancee had been living with Martinez for the last few months. Investigators say Martinez has been living in the Fairhope area for the last two years.
(story appeared 8/30/070

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