Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With 3 Counts Of Rape

By Tiffany Williams –

Today at Lawrence District Court, Jose Martinez, 46, a Lawrence District Court Officer was arraigned on 3 counts of rape and 4 counts of indecent assault and battery. 

The alleged victim told a New Hampshire Department of Corrections official of the alleged rapes in December, 2014.  Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned were notified and initiated an investigation which resulted in the charges.

As a result of their investigation, State Police Detectives determined that Martinez raped the alleged victim on three separate occasions when she was appearing in Lawrence District Court on various charges in July 2009, September and October 2014. 

In each instance, Martinez brought the alleged victim to areas in the courthouse with limited access where he allegedly raped her while her legs were shackled.

Judge Richard Savignano ordered Martinez held on $40,000 and ordered him to stay away from Lawrence District Court, except for court appearances, stay away from and have no contact with the victim and surrender all firearms, licenses to carry and ammunition.

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