Georgia ex-detention officer accused of rape was covered in scratches from his victim when arrested

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 28-year-old Kirk Martin from Acworth, Georgia, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman from March 7 to the morning of March 8


                            Georgia ex-detention officer accused of rape was covered in scratches from his victim when arrested

A former detention officer from Murray County, Georgia, was arrested and charged March 8 in a sexual assault case which state authorities said lasted an entire night. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), 28-year-old Kirk Martin from Acworth, Georgia, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman from the afternoon of March 7 to the early morning of March 8.

The GBI and the Murray County Sheriff's Office started an investigation and charged the former detention officer with rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit sodomy, false imprisonment, and obstructing an emergency call.

NewsChannel 9 received an affidavit about the case March 12, which said deputies responded to a home after the alleged victim called 911. During the distressed call, a man was heard taking the phone away from the woman who had been trying to call for help.

Kirk Martin (Source: Murray County Sheriff's Office)
Kirk Martin (Source: Murray County Sheriff's Office)

Responding officers said they saw Martin walking from the back of the residence when they arrived. The affidavit then stated, Martin told them he had "f***ed up" and told the deputies he had "let things get too far".

According to the document, Martin told investigators he and the woman had been fighting for hours before the attack. He said they had only recently broken up and he had moved out of her apartment, but had got in using a spare key. The affidavit also said Martin told investigators his former lover was in the shower and he tried to have sex with her but she resisted.

He then he pinned the woman down and had his forearm across her neck so that she couldn't fight back. At the same time, the affidavit stated that another officer interviewed the alleged victim who told the officer Martin walked into the bathroom when she was having a shower and yanked the curtain open. He then allegedly forced her out of the bathroom and onto the bed where he tried to have sex with her.

The woman told the officer that she had been yelling and resisting the entire time. She then said that Martin wasn't able to fully penetrate her so he grabbed an object from nearby and penetrated her with it. The frightened woman said her former boyfriend had his arm on her throat while he was holding her down and she was afraid she was about to pass out.

(Source: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Course)
(Source: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Course)

The document then stated that according to the woman, Martin locked her in the closet after he was done. She told investigators that she had tried to calm him down by telling him they could get back together again and he eventually let her out of the closet but forced her to stay in the bedroom.

Martin then left and according to what the alleged victim said, she was able to Facetime her mother who called 911.

According to the woman, Martin found out had she called the authorities and threatened to kill himself by picking up her firearm off a nightstand. He then got a bullet but then got afraid and abandoned the suicide plan. It was at this point that the authorities arrived at the scene.

GBI Special Agent Greg Ramey told the Dalton Daily-Citizen, the scars which can be seen on Martin's chest in his mugshot were from the alleged victim when she fought back. The joint investigation is still ongoing and Martin is in custody at the Rabun County Jail.