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‘R u a virgin’: Details released of CPS worker’s arrest for seeking out child for sex

Adrian Martinez was charged with online solicitation of a minor on Tuesday.
Adrian Martinez was charged with online solicitation of a minor on Tuesday. Tarrant County Jail

Details of what led to the arrest of a Child Protective Services employee from Saginaw in September were released this week.

Adrian Anthony Martinez, 44 , is charged in federal court with enticement of a child.

A spokesperson told the Star-Telegram in September that Martinez was an employee at CPS.

“As soon as we became aware of the arrest of Adrian Martinez he was removed from caseworker duties and placed on administrative leave,” CPS spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales said. “We are cooperating fully with law enforcement.”

Gonzales said Martinez has been employed as a CPS conservatorship caseworker since May 2016. Conservatorship caseworkers monitor the care of children who have been placed in the legal custody of the Department of Family and Protective Service.

A criminal complaint filed in October but not unsealed until this week details what police say led to Martinez’s arrest.

On Sept. 19, an undercover officer created a profile on Skout, a location-based social networking and dating app, according to the complaint.

That night, a man who was later identified as Martinez messaged the officer and said he was looking for a friends-with-benefits situation. When he asked how old the person in the profile was, the undercover officer responded that she was 15, the document says.

“R u a virgin,” Martinez responded.

Martinez sent the girl photographs of his face. He asked when the last time was that she had sex.

“4 months ago. U?” she replied. “But it wasn’t enjoyable.”

“Was that ur first time,” he asked.

She said yes and he responded, “U want more.”

The conversation escalated and Martinez asked the girl what time she got out of school, if she would skip school to meet with him and if she liked to be called derogatory names, the document says.

They later agreed to meet at a Quik Trip in Haltom City on Sept. 25. Instead of meeting the 15-year-old, Martinez arrived to find investigators who arrested him.

During an interview later that day, the document says Martinez told police he was “actively chatting with five to six underage females.”

When asked if the department was investigating Martinez’s cases and the children he worked with, Gonzales said the department is letting law enforcement direct the investigation.

Star-Telegram reporter Kaley Johnson contributed to this story.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.
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