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Fayetteville woman gets 30 years for child porn

Posted February 27, 2013

— A Fayetteville woman was sentenced last week to 30 years in federal prison on a child pornography charge, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Catina Lynn Martell, 38, pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to manufacturing and producing child pornography and was sentenced on Feb. 22 for the crime.

Upon her release, she will serve a lifetime of supervised probation.

Fayetteville police found evidence that Martell had drugged a child in August 2011 and produced the pornography while the child was unconscious.

Investigators found numerous images on Martell's computer and, with the help of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, later learned she was sharing the images internationally.

"This sentence serves as an unfortunate reminder that women can be involved in these sickening crimes, too," Brock D. Nicholson, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta, said in a statement.

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  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Mar 4, 8:41 a.m.

    Good...one less sicko on the streets.

  • Glass Half Full Feb 28, 1:24 p.m.

    Does she have to register as a sex offender upon release? She should. She should never be allowed to be around children under any circumstances, even her own if she has any.

  • airbornemonty Feb 28, 9:16 a.m.

    Don't take anything that you post personal it is just a comment. When I post, I throw a line in the pool and I'm liable to hook several posters that strongly disagree with me, but it isn't anything to get upset about, you're just fishing.

  • texasncgirl Feb 28, 9:00 a.m.

    whoa guys...sorry!! I wish posters would READ OTHER POSTER's before posting indicating that everyone has corrected me. I was so upset after reading this that I must have scanned over that.

    Thanks for correcting me...but no thanks for correcting me 10 times and calling me a terrible reader.

  • readme Feb 28, 8:18 a.m.

    Great. Now if we could just get rapists and murderers to spend that much time in jail also.

  • sendusmessage Feb 27, 7:12 p.m.

    Well deserved...

  • lwe1967 Feb 27, 7:05 p.m.

    She should get the same prison time as the men and have to register on the Sexual Preditor Register.

  • StuckHere Feb 27, 6:50 p.m.

    This type of crime I think will get the appropriate justice in prison. I think even prisoners are disgusted by things like this, and they will make it know...and all I can say is GOOD!!!

  • raysson Feb 27, 6:36 p.m.

    Why is this woman got to be a teacher? How sick do you have to be to had sex with a minor and while the child is unconscious go and sell this sick act online? And this woman was a teacher in the public school system?

  • jcrew1979 Feb 27, 6:29 p.m.

    Pathetic and disgusting!!

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