Lawyer who sexually assaulted shoppers in Mass. up for parole this week

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Lawyer who sexually assaulted clients in Mass. up for parole this week

A Massachusetts attorney convicted of sexually assaulting vulnerable women he met at work is seeking parole this week, but his ex-wife is extremely concerned about the safety of her family and the safety of women in general. James Martin was a successful attorney for more than a decade, but is now a convicted felon serving a four-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting two women. “The prospect of such an early release is terrible,” said his ex-wife Courtney Martin. “It’s been less than two years since he was jailed.” Martin worries that her ex-husband James, now a level 2 sex offender, might be back on the street after less than half his sentence behind bars. Martin, a lawyer, spends time in Hampden County Jail after convicted of breach of trust: Sexual assault on vulnerable women he met during legal proceedings. He asks the probation authorities for an early release. “Some of the Record Victims lost their homes and came to him. I really think with understanding that this was a man and a lawyer they could trust,” Martin said. Martin groped and kissed a woman in Westfield District Court after a hearing related to a foreclosure of her home. Martin represented the bank that took action against his victim. He forced another woman to have oral sex with him when she was speaking in his Springfield office about her divorce, which he shared with his wife, who was also his legal partner. She recalls the disturbing news of her ex-husband’s crimes in the hospital during the birth of the couple’s second daughter in 2016. “Then state police showed up at the labor and maternity unit while I was giving birth to my second daughter, to serve a search warrant, “she said. Courtney said her ex-husband gave his cellmate her phone number and address, and she received multiple calls from the Hampden County Jail. Citing concerns about her family’s safety, a probate judge confiscated her address after they moved to an undisclosed location outside of the state. Hampden County attorneys oppose an early release and believe Martin should serve his full sentence. His legal license is suspended and disciplinary proceedings are pending. “We chose this profession to do good and make changes,” said Martin. “We certainly did not do it to take advantage of those who cannot stand up for themselves. To release this man back into the Commonwealth, an incredibly vulnerable society, I consider it a massive injustice,” she said.

A Massachusetts attorney convicted of sexually assaulting vulnerable women he met at work is seeking parole this week, but his ex-wife is extremely concerned about the safety of her family and the safety of women in general.

James Martin was a successful attorney for more than a decade, but is now a convicted felon serving a four-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting two women.

“The prospect of such an early release is terrible,” said his ex-wife Courtney Martin. “It’s been less than two years since he was locked up.”

Martin fears that her ex-husband James, now a level 2 sex offender, may be back on the streets after less than half of his sentence behind bars. Martin, a lawyer, spends time in Hampden County Jail after convicted of breach of trust: Sexual assault on vulnerable women he met during legal proceedings. He asks the probation authorities for an early release.

“Some of the record victims lost their homes and came to him. I really think with an understanding that this was a man and a lawyer they could trust,” Martin said.

Martin groped and kissed a woman in Westfield District Court after a hearing related to a foreclosure of her home. Martin represented the bank that took action against his victim.

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Martin groped and kissed a woman in Westfield District Court after a hearing related to a foreclosure of her home.

He forced another woman to have oral sex with him when she was speaking in his Springfield office about her divorce, which he shared with his wife, who was also his legal partner. She recalls the disturbing news of her ex-husband’s hospital crimes during the birth of the couple’s second daughter in 2016.

“At that point, the state police showed up at the labor and maternity unit while I was giving birth to my second daughter to issue a search warrant,” she said.

Courtney said her ex-husband gave his cellmate her phone number and address, and she received multiple calls from the Hampden County Jail. Citing concerns about her family’s safety, a probate judge confiscated her address after they moved to an undisclosed location outside of the state.

Hampden County attorneys oppose an early release and believe Martin should serve his full sentence. His legal license is suspended and disciplinary proceedings are pending.

“We chose this profession to do good and bring about change,” said Martin. “We certainly did not do it to take advantage of those who cannot stand up for themselves. To release this man back into the Commonwealth, an incredibly vulnerable society, I consider it a massive injustice,” she said.