Finally, justice can be quickly served for a 15-year-old girl who was found bleeding a shaking after attending a party where she was raped by Leonel Jardines Martell, 23, an illegal immigrant.
The girl came to the party with her friend, and she was one of the youngest there. The party included alcohol and marijuana. The girl became separated from her friend, and after she was found, clearly traumatized after something bad has happened, the girl admitted that Martell had raped her.
Police were called, and Martell told them the sex was consensual. This is a non-issue court wise, as the man will be charged with statutory rape since the child is a minor. Luckily the man will be deported.
Leonel Jardines Martell, 23, pleaded guilty to statutory rape after performing a sex act on a minor during a party in 2014, the Gaston Gazette reported.
At the time of the crime, Martell was celebrating his birthday when the victim arrived with a friend. The victim was younger than most at the party, where alcohol and marijuana were present.
After being separating from her friend, the victim was later found bleeding and shaken, eventually telling authorities that she had been raped by Martell. The illegal immigrant told police that the sex act was consensual.
Since pleading guilty to the sex crime, Martell will be deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after serving 10 months behind bars, which he told the court would be a positive change in his life.
“I guess it’ll be like a fresh start,” Martell said.
Martell has lived in North Carolina for 19 years and graduated from North Gaston High School.