Two found guilty in separate child sex-related cases
by Joshua Sharpe
October 03, 2013 12:54 AM | 3706 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Juan Angel
Juan Angel Martinez
Jonathon Lee
Jonathon Lee Cain
CANTON — Two men accused of crimes against children are set to be sentenced in October after being found guilty late last week in two separate cases in Cherokee County Superior Court.

Juan Angel Martinez, 35, of Woodstock, was found guilty Friday on five counts of child molestation he faced after being arrested in May 2012, court records show.

He was accused of committing several indecent acts against a girl under 16 years of age, according to information obtained from the Cherokee Clerk of Court’s Office.

In the other case, Jonathon Lee Cain, 25, of Canton, was found guilty Thursday of two counts of sexual exploitation of children, stemming from his arrest in April 2011 when police found child porn on his computer, according to information from the Clerk’s Office.

District Attorney Shannon Wallace said Wednesday Martinez is set to be sentenced Oct. 25 and Cain on Oct. 17.

Both men previously pleaded not guilty to their charges, court records show.

Martinez was arrested May 20, 2012, by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office after being accused of committing the acts over the course of several months.

According to his indictment filed Jan. 15, the sex acts took place between Feb. 20, 2012, and May 18, 2012. Within that time, Martinez gave the child a sexually transmitted disease, the indictment shows.

Cain was arrested April 7, 2011, by Cherokee deputies as part of “Operation Innocent Justice,” a statewide proactive child pornography investigation.

According to his indictment filed April 9, 2012, he possessed pornographic videos and pictures of children between Aug. 20, 2010, and April 5, 2011.

Martinez and Cain are being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center awaiting sentencing, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

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