Teens’ tattoos lead to sex assault charges

NASHUA – A Nashua man was held Monday on $10,000 cash bail after police said he tattooed two teenage girls and allegedly sexually assaulted one of them.

Martin De Los Santos, 41, of 28 Railroad Square, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one misdemeanor and one felony, as well as two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault and one felony count of certain use of computer services prohibited after he reportedly posted pictures of the buttocks of one of the 14-year-old victims on his social media page to show off the tattoo he put there.

Police were first called Friday by the mother of one of the girls. The mother said her daughter and her friend, both juveniles, went to De Los Santos’ apartment at Railroad Square on July 20 and each got a tattoo. While at the apartment, De Los Santos allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with one of the girls, according to police.

Investigators said De Los Santos also participated in a sexually explicit conversation with one of the girls via a messaging app. There were additional incidents of sexual assault committed by De Los Santos, police said.

De Los Santos was arraigned Monday in Nashua district court and ordered held on the cash bail. He is due back Aug. 2 for a probable cause hearing.