Surprise! I am not Ian. He will be with you next week with one of our “war stories”.
Speaking of surprises, here is a little tale from yesterday’s session in Salem Superior Court. As you know, anybody can suddenly find themselves with the sudden last name of “defendant”. Today’s example is Jose Martinez (hereinafter, naturally, the “Defendant”). This 47-year-old gentleman has been serving as a court officer in Essex County for many years.
Now, the Defendant is not putting the cuffs on another…he is wearing them himself. And will continue to do so unless and until the matter of $50,000 bail is dealt with.
The Defendant has been accused of repeatedly raping an inmate in his custody. The full roster of criminal charges include multiple counts of rape, indecent assault and battery and a count of misleading investigators. As for the sex charges, the Commonwealth says they are supported by DNA evidence.
More specifically, the Defendant is accused of sexually assaulting the female complainant three times at Lawrence District Court, once in 2009 and twice in 2014.