Violent child sex abuse suspect sought by authorities

UNION SPRINGS, AL (WSFA) - Union Springs police are requesting the public's assistance in finding a man charged with violent sexual abuse against children.

Police say 35-year-old Guillermo Padilla-Martinez is wanted for rape and sodomy of children under the age of 12. He may also be trying to leave the state.

Authorities have obtained this photo image of Martines and are asking the public to look for the man in it.

Jannah Bailey of "Child Protect" is working with Union Springs police to find Martinez. She says all crimes against children are horrible, but this man is especially dangerous.

"The horrific details that these children were able to give when the were interviewed and the details of what this man did to them, there is no doubt in our minds that these children will be scarred, hopefully they will recover," Bailey said, "but it is more important to get him off the street because he is still an danger to these children and possibly others."

If you've seen Guillermo Martinez or know where he is call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, the Bullock County Sheriff's Department at (334) 738-3131 or the Union Springs police at 738-3131.