Rolla man gets 20 years for sexually abusing children for two years

David Martin

A Phelps County man will spend the next 20 years in prison for committing sex crimes against children.

David Martin, 45, of Rolla, pleaded guilty and was sentenced late last week.  Martin received 10 years for attempted rape and five years each for two counts of using a child in a sexual performance, resulting in serious emotional injury.  The court ruled all the sentences must be served back-to-back. 

Martin was indicted last Spring on seven charges.  In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop four of the charges. 

The crimes for which Martin was convicted were committed from 2012 to 2014.