Victim shares graphic details of sexual abuse in Day 2 of Asencion Martinez trial

Updated: Jan. 8, 2020 at 6:16 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The trial of Slaton man, Asencion Martinez Jr., continued on Wednesday.

Martinez is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. Court documents say the abuse began in 2009 and continued through 2011.

The prosecution outlined an escalating pattern of abuse beginning with Martinez touching the child in a sexual manner and having the child touch him, escalating all the way to sexual penetration of the girl who was under 17 years of age in 2011.

On day two of the trial, the defense questioned the former Slaton officer who took the initial report, and the prosecution had the victim describe the first incidents of abuse.

The girl took the stand and described her first encounter with Martinez, involving Martinez touching her and putting her hand on himself for the purpose of sexual gratification when she was 12 or 13 years old.

The girl described five incidents in graphic detail. She told the court she cried after the fifth incident, “Because I didn’t think I was still a virgin.”

The trial continues Thursday.

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