Martin Nolen, a 25-year-old man from Bucyrus, was recently charged in Crawford
County Municipal Court with first-degree rape of a 7-year-old, a felony
in Ohio. His bond is currently set at $350,000, and he could face a life
sentence without the possibility of parole if convicted. Attorney Adam
Stone defended Nolen’s case in common pleas court during his initial
appearance, making this his fourth court appointment to a major sex offense
in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. Attorney Stone has retained 3 open sex
offense cases throughout Ohio, all of which deal with child victims and
the defense of suggestibility.
Nolen appeared via video conference in June of this year, his family sitting
behind criminal defense Attorney Stone in a show of support while Judge
Shane Leuthold read the charges. The allegations include Nolen allegedly
engaging in sexual conduct with a child victim on June 9. Due to the drastic
age difference, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment without the
chance of parole.
The 7-year-old victim’s statements, read by the assistant prosecutor,
claimed Nolen touched the child in a “bad spot,” and also
included descriptions of the incident. However, Attorney Stone argued
that the child’s age could make such statements highly suggestible,
and should not hold too much weight.
Martin Nolen is scheduled to reappear in court on July 3 for a preliminary
hearing, where Judge Leuthold will reconsider the current bond.
To learn more about Nolen’s case, click here.
Attorney Adam Stone has successfully defended hundreds of clients and never
backs down from complicated or problematic cases. At our firm, we believe
every individual has a right to a fair, lawful defense, regardless of
the charges laid against him or her.
To learn more about what types of criminal defense cases our attorney handles, contact The Stone Law Firm, LTD.