‘90 Day Fiancé’ star Paul Staehle says wife Karine Martins and child are missing, police searching for them

While Martins accused him of rape in a police complaint, Staehle shared on his Instagram stories that he had been tested positive for a sexually transmitted infection, adding that he had never cheated on his wife


                            ‘90 Day Fiancé’ star Paul Staehle says wife Karine Martins and child are missing, police searching for them
Karine Martins and Paul Staehle (TLC)

All is not well for ‘90 Day Fiancé’ couple Paul Staehle and Karine Martins. On Saturday, August 1, Staehle took to Instagram (now deleted) and wrote alongside a photo of a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office form, “Sheriff is attempting to locate Karine. Her and Pierre (their son) are MIA. If you see them, contact law enforcement. Sheriff came here. I am not sure as to why they did not tell me.”

But that’s not all. On his Instagram Stories, Staehle, in a series of videos from a hospital, hours before he shared the post, said “I just got an alert from my security camera. Karine took off with Pierre. Neighbors called me. They were concerned.”

He further said that his neighbors told him that his wife took his son and “hopped into some guy’s car” and took off. He added that they said she did not take the child’s car seat along. He also said that Martins’ phone was switched off and that her family was worried about her safety. 

But things got murkier as he shared on his Instagram stories that he had tested positive for a sexually transmitted infection, adding that he had never cheated on his wife. He then said in his stories that Martins had filed a restraining order against him, which stipulated that Staehle was not to be anywhere within 500 feet of Martins or their son.

Martins had previously filed a police report against Staehle and also alleged that she has been a victim of marital rape. Staehle, on August 1, shared two posts on his Instagram feed of the handwritten complaint against him. “On multiple occasions in the past three weeks the respondent pushed me grab [sic] my breast squeezing and twisting hurting me pushing me to the floor covering my mouth he force [sic] his penis in my mouth and constantly rapes me. If I refuse he throw [sic] things he yells or he threats [sic] to call police he currently hold [sic] my green card all my documents. I am not allowed to leave the house he monitor [sic] my phone he have [sic] cameras around the house and he can see through his phone who arrives who leaves. He threats [sic] take our son Pierre away if I ever leave he forced me to drink alcohol by threat me," read a section from Martins’ complaint.

She also alleged that they got married in Brazil and their plan was to live there and not the U.S. 

The trouble between Staehle and Martins has been brewing for some time now. On Thursday, July 30, Staehle took to Instagram Live to reveal that Martins had called the police on him following a nasty fight. In footage captured by fans before it expired or was deleted, Staehle told the camera, “Karine and her lawyer did call the cops. I'm not making this stuff up,” as police pulled up to approach the house.

Staehle then told the officers, “I have no idea why you guys were called. I don't know what I've done,” adding, “I'm pro-police. I have nothing against you guys. I just want to know what's going on… We were doing a call, I look over, I see her talking to a Brazilian lawyer about child support and divorce. I asked her what's going on with this.”

He claimed on the video that Martins allegedly got upset when he confronted her about the exchange between her and the lawyer and that led to a fallout between them resulting in a full-blown fight.

At one point, Staehle told the police, “I have cameras in this house, you can check my security cameras, I’ve done nothing wrong. I’m not having her rob my son, not again. She ran off and drank beer and had sex with a random guy before with my son, and I had to fight for him. CPS has an open case already, you can look up CPS on the computer, but no.”

Staehle’s followers, who have been witnessing the drama being documented on social media, have begun to call him out for his posts. “Why the f*** would you post this? Her statement is very upsetting, Paul. You need help. This is not okay. You need to stop what you are doing, go hire a lawyer, take care of yourself and the baby. Stop this insanity. You and incriminating yourself and you will hurt your baby in the end. Do you want him to grow up and see this s***?” wrote a follower on the comments of the complaint post.

Another commented on his post about Martins and Pierre missing, saying, “Paul, you can’t kidnap your own kid. She hasn’t done anything wrong. That’s her kid too. I’m sure the Sheriff told you the exact same thing. Hence, the reason the card is BLANK!! Sounds like you're an abusive husband. It tells you something when your mom doesn’t even want to help you.”

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