Real Life Horror Story Just Before Halloween

PANAMA CITY – A Colorado man will most likely spend the rest of his life in a Florida prison for molesting a little girl.

A jury found Ruben Martinez, 54, of Walsenburg, Colorado guilty of capital sexual battery.

Assistant State Attorney Kevin Barr told jurors in his opening statement that it was appropriate this trial was happening so close to Halloween because jurors since hear a “real life horror story.”

Martinez molested an 11-year-old girl while visiting Panama City Beach in November 201. Other witnesses also testified he had molested them as well.

The sexual battery charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for November 21.