More charges filed against man in connection to rape of 12-year-old

Ivy Martin (Source: EBRSO)
Ivy Martin (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More charges have been filed against a man accused of raping a 12-year-old and allowing two other men to rape the girl.

A total of three men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Last week, 38-year-old, registered sex offender Ivy Martin was arrested after being accused of raping the girl. Two other men were arrested and charged with aggravated rape Tuesday. After their statements to police, detectives have added more charges against Martin.

The victim told deputies that she had sexual contact with Ivy Edward Martin of Port Allen on Friday, Nov. 22. She also stated that this was not the first occasion, that it had been happening on a weekly basis. The accusations came to light after the girl told her mother she was possibly pregnant.

He denied having sex with the girl, but he told detectives that he did witness other men having sex with the her.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 55-year-old Arthur L. Jones of Baker, and 35-year-old Michael Jerrold Sherbin of Baton Rouge. They have both been charged with aggravated rape.

During the investigation, the 12-year-old girl named Sherbin and Jones as the other men who raped her. She told investigators that Martin and Sherbin raped her in July. She told investigators that Martin and Jones raped her in October.

Detectives added two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile to the charges against Ivy Martin

Both Jones and Sherbin were taken to the EBR Parish Prison and are each being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

There is still no bond set for Ivy Martin.

Officials say that more arrests could be made in this case, and the investigation is ongoing.

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