AG Balderas Announces Sentencing of Albuquerque Woman who Plead Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of Children

For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2020
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that
Crystal Martellini was sentenced to eighteen years in the Department of Corrections, the
maximum amount of time allowed under a plea in which Martellini plead guilty to three
counts of sexual exploitation of children by manufacturing, conspiracy to commit sexual
exploitation of children by manufacturing, and voyeurism (victim under 18). The eighteen
year sentence was imposed by the Honorable Brett Loveless in the Second Judicial
“We must protect our children from dangerous predators,” said Attorney General
Balderas. “I am grateful that we were able to secure justice for the child survivors in this
case, and my office will continue to fight aggressively to hold offenders accountable.”
Martellini was charged after her and her husband recorded sexual abuse of their own
biological children, ages 2 and 5. This agreement and sentence will ensure that Martellini
will have no contact with the victims in this matter and send a message that the innocent
children in our State will be protected. Martellini will also be required to register as a sex
offender for life and be on parole supervision for a minimum of 5 years and up to the
remainder of her natural life. Mr. Dickman is still pending trial in his matter in which he is
accused of being the person who actually physically molested the children.
This case was investigated by special agents from the Office of the Attorney General and
prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Bryan McKay.

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