Bedford Man Arrested On Child Molestation Charge

(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department detectives arrested a Bedford man after police say he allegedly touched a 12-year-old girl inappropriately.

Zachary Martin

Officers arrested 28-year-old Zachary Martin, of 1619 17th St., on a Level 4 felony charge of child molesting.

According to a probable cause affidavit the incidents occurred between June and July of this year.

The female child conducted a forensic interview on September 22nd. During that interview the child said Martin touched her and performed a sexual act on her.

Martin took a polygraph test on November 2nd. Martin failed the test.

During a follow up interview, Martin admitted he had touched the girl.

The information was submitted to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Martin’s arrest.