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Fayetteville woman faces 37 child sex charges

Posted January 6, 2012

— A Fayetteville woman was arrested Friday on more than three dozen charges of sex-related crimes involving a minor.

Catina Lynn Martell, 37, was being held on a $4.75 million bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center in connection with alleged crimes that happened from Aug. 10 to Sept. 18.

She is charged with seven counts of sexual offense with a child, six counts of second-degree sexual offense, six counts of felony child abuse involving a sexual act, six counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, six counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Martell was charged on Monday, authorities said, and surrendered to police Friday.


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  • kermit60 Jan 9, 2012

    As bad as this is we will be spending tens of thousands over the next few years to keep her in prison. Don't understand it, Lowes sells rope for less then on dollar per foot.

  • not my real name Jan 9, 2012

    under the jail would be too good for her.

  • dianebearden Jan 6, 2012

    This one makes my blood BOIL. How could she do something so HORRIBLE?

  • dontstopnow Jan 6, 2012

    According to the Fayetteville newpaper: Martell is accused of engaging in sexual activity with the child "for the purpose of producing material containing a visual representation depicting this activity," arrest warrants said.

    So sounds like child porn! Put her away and throw the key in the river!