Anchorage Actor Sentenced for Online Enticement of a Minor
January 11, 2018
(Anchorage, AK) – Martin “Marty” Baumann, 57, was sentenced today before Judge Michael Wolverton in the Anchorage Superior Court on a single count of Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor. Judge Wolverton sentenced Baumann to six years in custody with four years suspended and 5 years of supervised felony probation. Baumann will also be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
Investigation into Baumann began in May of 2016 when an undercover Cyber Crimes Unit detective, posing as a 14 year-old-girl began communication with Baumann through a Craigslist ad he posted. Over the next few months, Baumann, believing he was communicating with a minor, exchanged 188 e-mails discussing his desire to engage in sexual intercourse and help her become a “woman.” Baumann referred to the fictional minor as “little one” and stated that his vehicle was “big enough for sex.”
Baumann was taken into custody in September 2016 after undercover detectives arranged a meeting between the fictional 14-year-old girl and Baumann at the Carrs at Aurora Village in order to have sex.
Baumann has appeared in Cyrano’s productions and Anchorage Community Theatre Plays. Baumann was employed at the Anchorage Golf Course and O’Malley’s on the Green as the Golf Course Superintendent from 2009 until his arrest in 2016.
This case was investigated by the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Anchorage Police Department. According to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Aliberti who prosecuted the case, “The State has a clear and compelling interest in protecting children from sexual exploitation and safeguarding the physical and psychological well-being of minors. The Anchorage Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit should be commended for its continued commitment to stop sexual predators.”
CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General Thomas Aliberti @ (907) 269-6339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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