MIAMI – A 29-year-old man from Martin County, Florida, German Oliver Jose Martin, has pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek M. Maynard, to production of child pornography.
As part of his guilty plea, Martin admitted that on May 26, 2022, he picked up a 15-year-old girl from her school bus stop, drove her to his trailer, and used his cellular telephone to produce several videos of them engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Law enforcement learned of the activity and, in early June 2022, executed a federal search warrant on Martin’s phone. They found two sexually explicit videos involving the minor victim.
Martin has pled guilty to one count of production of visual depictions of sexual exploitation of a minor. He faces up to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Acting Special Agent in Charge Maged Behnam of the FBI Miami Field Office, and Sheriff William D. Snyder of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced the guilty plea.
FBI Miami, Fort Pierce Resident Agency, and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen Lineberger is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about the Project Safe Childhood initiative and for information regarding Internet safety, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 22-cr-14043.
originally published at HUMAN RIGHTS - USA DAILY NEWS 24