St. Bernard Parish – In November 2022, Troopers began an extensive investigation which determined that 56-year-old Milton Martin III had sexual relations with a juvenile on multiple occasions from 2010-2013, during the ages of 14-17. Based upon the accounts of the victim, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Martin in St. Bernard Parish. On March 8, 2023, Martin turned himself in and was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Correctional Center for felony Sexual Battery and Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.
Since the initial arrest, Troopers have continued the investigation and were made aware of an additional victim. The continued investigation revealed that Martin had sexual relations in 1991 with a 14 year old victim. Based on the accounts of this victim, Troopers obtained an additional arrest warrant for Martin in St. Bernard Parish. On April 5, 2023, Martin turned himself in and was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Correctional Center for Indecent Behavior with Juveniles.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
If anyone has additional information on this case or has been the victim of sexual battery by Milton Martin III, please contact the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit at 504-310-7011. Citizens can also anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm
TFC Kate Stegall
Louisiana State Police – Troop B
Public Affairs Section
Office: (504) 471-2780