Ex-High School Coach Faces More Teen Sex Allegations

Ex-High School Coach Faces More Teen Sex Allegations

Michael Martis booking photo

SACRAMENTO — A former high school softball coach—who was accused last June of having sex with a minor on his team—faces another felony count of having sexual relations with an underage girl 10 years ago.

Michael Martis, 57, who was a coach at St. Francis Catholic High School, was in Sacramento Superior Court on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, to face an amended complaint from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Martis was previously charged with six felonies that included sexual intercourse, oral copulation, and penetration using a foreign object with a 16-year-old girl in 2013.

A seventh felony count was added this week that alleges sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl from September 2006 to September 2007.

Martis pleaded not guilty on November 15 to all counts and is slated to return to court on January 3, 2017.

While Martis’ lawyer—Kelly Babineau—did not immediately return calls this week to discuss the case, she said in June that her client was surprised by the allegations against him.

Parents of the most recent victim called police after they read text messages between their daughter and Martis last year.

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