Fulton man convicted of a dozen sex crimes
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Fulton man could face more than 200 years in prison after being found guilty of 12 sex crimes, most involving children.
A Callaway County jury convicted George Edward Martin, 58, guilty of the offenses of sodomy, statutory sodomy, sexual misconduct involving a child by inducement, enticement of a child, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Following the jury’s verdicts, the judge ordered Martin held at the Callaway County Jail with no bond and set the case for post-trial motions and sentencing on July 16, 2018.
Criminal charges were filed against Martin in July 2016, when a 16-year-old boy reported Martin sexually assaulted him while at Martin’s home. DNA evidence confirmed the boy's story.
After those charges were filed, three other boys, ages 11 and 12, came forward to say they had been to Martin’s home between May and July 2016 and that he had them remove their clothes. Martin then molested the boys and had them touch his genitals.
After reports that the boys were photographed nude, officers searched Martin's home and found a pornographic digital photo. Investigators said it had been created sometime between 2011 and April 2013 of Martin in his bedroom with one of the victims, as well as another unidentified boy, both approximately 7 to 9 years old.