Nashua man faces 7-16 years; arrested on 39 charges for ongoing abuse against girlfriend
NASHUA — The Nashua man arrested on 39 separate charges in connection to ongoing abuse against his girlfriend was sentenced to 7-16 years in prison.
Anthony Martinez, 23, was charged with 12 counts of felony sexual assault against the young woman between May and August of 2015, each charge originally carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years.
He was also charged with two felony assault charges in connection to smashing a mirror over his girlfriend's head, hitting her with the head of a machete, and eventually causing a fractured rib.
He was also faced with three felony counts of kidnapping, two felony second-degree assaults for strangling the girlfriend, and five counts of criminal restraint after allegedly preventing his girlfriend from leaving the home and threatening her if she was to tell police.
Martinez was also indicted on a slew of misdemeanors ranging from assault to criminal threatening and obstruction of justice.
Martinez was sentenced in Hillsborough South Thursday morning.
To learn more about domestic abuse and services available to victims, visit the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.