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Man, 24, accused of sexually grooming girl, 12, and telling her he wanted to get her pregnant


‘Deviant creep,’ 24, is accused of sexually grooming 12-year-old girl and telling her he wanted to get her pregnant because he ‘wanted a baby’

  • Eduardo Martinez charged with four counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and eight counts of using a computer to lure a child 
  • Martinez, from California, accused of exchanging nude photos and videos with a 12-year-old girl from Florida on SnapChat 
  • He allegedly told girl he wanted to get her pregnant because he wanted a baby 
  • Martinez was arrested after girl’s mother discovered sexually explicit messages and photos on her daughter’s phone  

Eduardo Martinez, 24, from California, faces four counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and eight counts of using a computer to lure a child

A California man has been arrested on a dozen felony counts for allegedly grooming a 12-year-old Florida girl for sex, exchanging nude photos with her and telling her he wanted to get her pregnant. 

Eduardo Martinez, 24, dubbed a ‘deviant creep’ by law enforcement, was taken into custody in Tehama County, California, on Tuesday on a warrant from Polk County, Florida, charging him with four counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and eight counts of using a computer to lure a child.

The investigation into Martinez, of Red Bluff, California, began unfolding last month, when a Florida woman reported to the school resource officer at her daughter’s school that she had discovered nude and sexually explicit photos and videos on the 12-year-old’s phone, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 

The mother said she also found graphic SnapChat messages between her daughter and an unknown man. The school resource deputy turned that information over to the sheriff’s office’s Computer Crimes Unit.

Martinez is accused of exchanging nude photos and videos with a 12-year-old girl from Florida on SnapChat, telling her he wanted her to have his baby (stock photo)

Detectives conducted a forensic search of the victim’s phone and uncovered ‘a pattern of sexual grooming,’ including SnapChat messages where the suspect asked the victim to send him images and videos of her performing sexually exploitive acts, which the girl did. 

‘Detectives also found a conversation between the suspect and the victim where the suspect told the victim that he wanted to get her pregnant,’ the press released stated. 

The girl falsely told Martinez that she was 15 years old and did not want to get pregnant, to which he was said to have replied: ‘Idc you are a baby. I want a baby.’  

Among the trove of information found on the girl’s phone were multiple texts where she referred to the suspect as ‘Eduardo,’ along with a photo of a naked man. 

During the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Martinez, who was then arrested by the Red Bluff Police Department. 

When interviewed by police, Martinez allegedly admitted to sending the 12-year-old sexually explicit photos and videos. 

He also warned detectives that they will find ‘hundreds’ of X-rated material depicting the 12-year-old victim and other underage girls with he said he had been communicating. 

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd slammed Martinez in a statement as a 'sexually deviant creep'

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd slammed Martinez in a statement as a ‘sexually deviant creep’  

During the interview, Martinez said he had just relocated to Red Bluff from Oregon in January of this year for a ‘fresh start.’

‘I can’t say this often enough: Predators are lurking online and on apps looking for children to groom for sex,’ stated Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. ‘This is why it is so important for parents to make it their business to check their child’s electronic devices often. 

‘Because this mother checked her daughter’s phone and told law enforcement, a predator was stopped before something worse could happen. As far as this sexually deviant creep in California.’ 

As of Thursday afternoon, Martinez remained jailed in Tehama County without bond on a fugitive from justice justice pending his extradition to Florida. 

 his phone, along with similar videos and images of other underage girls with whom he had also been communicating. He told detectives that he moved to Red Bluff from Oregon in January of this year for a

Martinez was booked into the Tehama County Jail in California on the Polk County warrant and is being held with no bond. He will be extradited to Polk County at a later date.

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