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April 14, 2014

Pinehurst man arrested for indecency with child

ORANGE — On Friday, 4/11/2014 at 6:30 p.m. Pinehurst Police Officer J. Trussell received a report of a naked man exposing himself to passersby outside of a residence in the 600 block of 28th Street in Pinehurst.  Chief Fred R. Hanauer III, who happened to be in the 3000 block of MacArthur Drive when the incident was reported, arrived approximately 1 minute later and located a 49 year-old white male sitting nude in his vehicle which was parked near the roadway.  Chief Hanauer recognized the man on sight as a registered sex offender who lives at that address.  Hanauer interviewed witnesses who stated that the subject was walking near the roadway in the front yard of his residence totally nude when the incident was first reported and had exposed himself to a white female and her 6 children, ages 3 to 9, as they arrived at a residence on 28th Street.  The white male, 49 year old Mark Dewey Martinez, was placed under arrest for Indecency with a Child and transported to the Orange County Jail where he was given a $25,000.00 bond.  He has since been released after posting that bond.  Indecency With a Child/Exposure is a 3rd degree felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Pinehurst currently has 6 active registered sex offenders within the city limits including Martinez. Chief Hanauer advised that anyone can access the Texas Department of Public Safety Public Sex Offender Registry by using the following link: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/ but offers that if anyone has questions about sex offenders in Pinehurst they can contact him at 409-886-2221.

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