Affidavit describes events leading to former Murray Co. detention officer's rape arrest

Former detention officer Kirk Martin received six charges related to a sexual assault Friday. (Image: Murray Co. Sheriff's Office)

A former Murray County detention officer was arrested and charged Friday in a sexual assault which state authorities say spanned an entire night.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), 28-year-old Kirk Martin of Acworth, Georgia, is accused of sexually assaulted a woman from Thursday afternoon to early Friday morning, March 8.

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

On Tuesday, NewsChannel 9 received an affidavit about the case.

It says deputies responded to a home after the alleged victim called 911. During the call, a man took the phone away from the woman who was trying to call for help.

Arriving deputies spotted Martin walking from the back of the residence.

The affidavit says Martin told them that he had "f---d up" and told officers on his own that he had "let things get too far."

The affidavit says Martin told them he and a woman had been fighting for hours. He said they had recently broken up from a relationship, and had moved out of her apartment. But he told officers he used a spare key to get inside, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says Martin told investigators the woman was in the shower, and he tried to engage in sexual intercourse with her, but she resisted. The affidavit says Martin told investigators he pinned the woman down, with his legs placed on his arms, and his forearm across her neck to keep her from fighting back.

At the same time, the affidavit says another officer interviewed the alleged victim. She told the officer that while she was taking a shower, Martin walked into the bathroom and yanked the shower curtain open. She told the officer he then forced her out of the shower and onto a bed, and tried to have sex with her. She told the officer she was yelling and resisting the entire time. She told the officer he was unable to fully penetrate her, but then grabbed an object and penetrated her with it. She also told the officer Martin put his arm on her throat while holding her down, and that she was afraid she was going to pass out.

The affidavit says the woman told officers after he was finished, Martin locked her in a closet. She told investigators she tried to calm him down saying they could get back together, and that after that, Martin let her out of the closet but forced her to stay in the bedroom. He then left, according to the alleged victim's account in the affidavit, and she was able to contact her mother on Facetime, and her mother proceeded to call 911.

When Martin learned the police had been called, the affidavit says the woman told investigators he threatened to kill himself, picking up her firearm off of a nightstand, then get a bullet, but got scared and put the bullet back up.

At that point, police arrived on the scene.

GBI Special Agent Greg Ramey told the Dalton Daily-Citizen that the scars you see on Martin's mugshot were from the victim fighting back.

The investigation is ongoing, and Martin remains in custody at the Rabun County Jail.

This is a developing story - depend on us to update you as we learn more.


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