Two girls were allegedly raped in separate incidents recently.
A 12-year-old girl was reportedly raped Friday after the suspect picked her up at an elementary school, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Monday during a court hearing for Mari Martin, 18, who was accused of the assault.
Detective Steven Rucker reported that Martin took the girl to a friend’s house where the alleged assault occurred, and when Martin was questioned by police, he reportedly told officers he “thought the girl was 16.”
At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 cash only bond for Martin after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with rape. Martin said he would hire his own attorney.
In an unrelated case, Bridgforth also set a $50,000 cash only bond for Lawayne Brooks, 38, who was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a house where the girl was staying.
Kizer said the victim contacted police to report the incident Saturday, and told them Brooks had sexually assaulted her multiple times and she didn’t want to return to the house while he was there.
Kizer said Brooks had multiple prior felony convictions on both the state and federal level.
Bridgforth ordered both Martin and Brooks to have no contact with the alleged victims and to come back to court April 30 at 9 a.m.