Mugshot shows former prison guard covered in disturbing scratches after alleged rape

A chilling mugshot of a former prison guard accused of raping a woman shows dozens of scratches all over his body, which police say came from the woman’s attempt to fight back.

Kirk Taylor Martin, 28, has been arrested and faces rape and other charges after police say he held a woman in her home last week who left him with dozens of scratches as she fought back.

The victim was held on March 7 and into the early morning hours of March 8 before she was able to contact someone outside the home, said Greg Ramey of the The Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

This mugshot reveals dozens of scratches on the body of accused rapist Kirk Taylor Martin, a former jail guard in Georgia, US, which came from his victim trying to fight back, police say. Source: Murray County Sheriff’s Department via AP

A mugshot showed Martin, who formerly worked for the Murray County jail, with dozens of scratches on his chest, neck, shoulders and face.

Mr Ramey said those injuries came from the woman’s efforts to resist the attack.

Murray County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jimmy Davenport said Martin was fired last April for jail policy violations.

Martin was charged with aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit sodomy, false imprisonment and obstructing an emergency call.

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