Kirk Martin

Rape victim leaves former jail guard with scratches down his face & chest after he allegedly sexually assaults, tries to sodomize her: Police

A former Georgia detention officer is behind bars after he allegedly raped and abused a woman while holding her against her will in her own home, according to authorities.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 28-year-old Kirk Taylor Martin is facing numerous felony charges in connection with the sexual assault and abuse of a woman that reportedly lasted from Thursday evning until Friday morning. The incident occurred at the victim’s home in Murray County, police said.

At some point during the early morning of March 8, the victim got in contact with someone who contacted authorities for help. Investigators arrested Martin shortly after.

How do you protect your children from predators? Join Nancy Grace and a team of world class experts for the online course ‘Justice Nation: Crime Stops Here’.

Martin, a former detention officer at the Murray County jail, is accused of aggravated assault, aggravated sexual battery, false imprisonment, criminal attempt to commit sodomy, and obstructing an emergency call. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is handling the case since Murray formerly worked for the sheriff’s office.

A mugshot of the suspect showed the victim apparently fought back. He had scratches on his face, chest, neck, and shoulders.

According to Murray County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jimmy Davenport, Martin was fired last year after violating numerous jail policies, including giving an inmate the wrong medication. He was employed at the jail for around a year before his termination.

The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

Join Nancy Grace for her new video series new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most – your children.

[Feature Photo: Kirk Martin/ Murray County Sheriff’s Office]