Odessa Teen Facing Sexual Assault of a Child Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa teen is in big trouble after being caught having sexual relations with a much younger teen.

17-year old Ryan Martens is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

In early May, the parents of the victim contacted police after hearing their daughter was in a sexual relationship with martens.

We're told the girl is younger than 14-years-old.

The parents told police they learned of the relationship after hearing their daughter asking friends about the morning after pill.

The girl was taken to Midland Memorial to have a sexual assault exam performed.

Martens was then called in and confessed to the relationship.

According to the Texas Penal Code, sexual contact with children younger than 14 is classified as aggravated sexual assault.

Martens is being held on a $10,000 bond.