Michelle (Miguel) Martinez is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. On October 19, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside a bathroom in the victim’s home. Martinez, who was a family friend, invited the girl into the bathroom where he proceeded to “touch her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her.” The girl immediately told her mother, who immediately reported the assault to the Casper, WY police. When questioned, Martinez told the police the girl was “talking crap” and called the accusations “a publicity stunt.” In court, he pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Martinez was found guilty of first- and second-degree abuse of a minor, and may face up to 70 years in prison.