Ky. man accused of 'fondling' 5-year-old

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 15:17:26-04

BURLINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man was arrested over the weekend after police accused him of sexually molesting a 5-year-old girl.

According to Boone County Sheriff’s Maj. Tom Scheben, 19-year-old Walter Martinez, of Eubank, Kentucky, was taken into custody on Saturday, April 3, charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

Scheben said Martinez “fondled the child, who then disclosed the assault to her grandmother.” The grandmother took the child to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shortly after the child told her she had been assaulted, Scheben said.

If found guilty of the charge, Martinez could spend up to 10 years in prison.