INSTRUCTOR AND COACH ASSIGNED TO THE WESTERVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Posted on 8/29/2019
Defendant: Donte Matthew Martin
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While assigned to a Westerville middle school, this instructor and coach was downloading child pornography on several devices at his house and was posting child pornography onto his Tumblr social media account.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Donte Matthew Martin, age 30, for three counts of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F-2), and four counts of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F-4), for a total of seven counts. Martin was an Educational Service Center of Central Ohio employee and was assigned in 2016 to work as an instructor and coach at Walnut Springs Middle School in the Westerville City School District. Martin’s assignment was terminated by the Westerville City Schools immediately following his initial arrest. “Between July and October 2018, it is alleged that while in his home, Martin downloaded and posted multiple videos and images depicting young children engaging in sexual activity with adults,” O’Brien stated. O’Brien commended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their investigation of this case. Arraignment for Martin will be scheduled in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus once Martin is in custody.