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Federal Way man pleads not guilty to indecent exposure

A Federal Way man pleaded not guilty to one count of indecent exposure during his arraignment on Monday at King County Superior Court.
Anthony Kenneth Martin is in custody with bail set at $75,000, after his fiancee reported to police that on July 18 she walked in on him standing over a partially naked, 27-year-old quadriplegic woman Martin cares for. The fiancee told police Martin was masturbating, according to a police report.
Martin allegedly told his fiancee he had been in the bathroom and thought he heard the victim fall. He then zipped up his pants and walked outside, the report continues.
The fiancee told police that earlier in July she suspected Martin of "creeping" from their bed. When she followed him, unnoticed, she saw him in the victim's room positioned behind her, with her buttocks by his groin. The room was dark, but the fiancee said she saw a gyrating motion.
The fiancee called 911, but retracted the statement after Martin allegedly told her she could go to jail too if she told the police anything.
Through a blinking system where one blink means yes and two blinks means no, the fiancee asked the victim if Martin had sex with her, to which she allegedly blinked "yes," the report states.
Police officers used the blinking system to interview the victim and found it obvious the victim could understand the questions and answered by blinking, the report continues.
A no contact order was issued and Martin's case will be set on Aug. 14.

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