Pipestone man charged with criminal sexual conduct
Mauricio Martinez-Martinez is charged in an incident that reportedly took place in May 2021.
PIPESTONE — Mauricio Martinez-Martinez, 50, of Pipestone, has been charged with a felony count of criminal sexual conduct for reportedly engaging in sexual contact with another person while using force or coercion.
In early October, law enforcement from the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office received a report of a sexual assault that had taken place in May 2021. The victim reported that while working under the employment of Martinez-Martinez, he had approached the victim while naked, and requested the victim have sex with him.
The victim declined and Martinez-Martinez said if the victim did not comply they would be fired. Martinez-Martinez attempted to kiss the victim while touching them. He then threw the victim onto the bed and continued to touch the victim’s private areas, despite the victim saying no.
If convicted Martinez-Martinez faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine.
A photo of Martinez-Martinez was not available.