Felonies for ‘bizarre’ behavior

Hamilton City man pleads no contest to 14 charges

On Feb. 23, a former Chico State student pleaded no contest to 14 felony charges related to “bizarre and disgusting behavior,” Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said in a press release. The charges include sexual assault, child pornography, burglary, computer hacking and fraud, as well as rape, sodomy and forced oral sex with an unconscious person.

Daniel Deluna Martinez (pictured), now 28, was first investigated by the University Police Department in 2014 for hacking the online accounts of more than 10 people, including those of his roommates and their parents.

In March 2015, investigators served a search warrant at Martinez’s home in Hamilton City. His computer’s hard drive contained “selfie” videos of Martinez urinating on his female roomates’ beds, underwear and food, along with more than 90 videos of child pornography, and homemade videos of Martinez sexually assaulting two women who were often unconscious from drugs or alcohol.

Martinez is set for sentencing on April 27 and faces up to 32 years in state prison.