A former jail guard in Georgia has been arrested on rape and other charges after state police say he held his ex-girlfriend against her will in her home last week and sexually assaulted her.
Kirk Taylor Martin, 28, of Acworth, can be seen in his mugshot with dozens of scratches on his chest, neck, shoulders and face, the result of the victim fighting back, according to Greg Ramey of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Martin has also been charged with aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit sodomy, false imprisonment and obstructing an emergency call, the GBI said in a news release.
He’s accused of sexually assaulting the victim beginning Thursday afternoon, an incident that allegedly lasted until Friday morning. That morning she was able to contact someone outside the home, Ramey said.
Martin allegedly told police he “f---ed up” and “let things get too far,” according to an affidavit obtained by WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He allegedly said he and the victim had recently broken up and he had moved out of her apartment. However, he told investigators he still had a spare key, according to the affidavit.
The victim was in the shower when he attacked her, according to the affidavit. After she refused his advances, Martin allegedly admitted to pinning her down.
The victim told police that Martin locked her in a closet after the attack and that he only let her out and into the bedroom after she told him they could get back together. After he left the bedroom at some point, she Facetimed her mother who called 911.
Martin then picked up a gun in the victim’s house and allegedly threatened to kill himself, according to the affidavit.
Martin formerly worked for the Murray County jail.
Murray County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jimmy Davenport said Martin was fired last April for jail policy violations. In one instance, Martin gave an inmate the wrong medication. The other violations involved jail procedures and did not affect any inmates, Davenport said. While being trained for his previous law enforcement career, he took a two-hour sexual harassment course, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It was not known if Martin has an attorney.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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