Martin is accused of sexually abusing a three-year-old in August, recording the abuse with her cell phone and emailing the video to someone in California, according to a statement from Deirdre M. Daly, Acting U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. Martin is also accused of possessing and distributing other child pornography in August and September. Martin is a registered sex offender from a previous felony conviction in Connecticut, according to the statement.
Martin appeared in New Haven Superior Court on Friday and was detained. She faces a minimum of 50 years if convicted on all charges with consecutive sentences. Daly stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.
The FBI, local police and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force are investigating the case.