I live in a small town called Raymond in the State of New Hampshire. I live on a small street with a few neighbors and for the most part it was calm. I live on Longhill Rd and have lived here with my husband for several years. My husband has lived here all his life in the same home.
Well a few rumors were going around, as do in small towns, that someone was assaulting young women. I actually work at a rape crisis center and know a lot about sex offenders. They tend to be the nicest guys around; otherwise they would not be good at what they do. Well, this week we learned that our neighbor, Scott Martin Sr., has a collection of children’s porn that is being compared to the Library of Congress. He had 150,000 pictures of children on his computer. Not only was this man assaulting children but also he was making porn. To find out he is my neighbor has really made me sick.
He lives in a double wide gray colored mobile home, set back from the road. His driveway is made of dirt, much like the driveways on this road. He is not scary looking and is 41 years old. He lives right near large families who have young children. These I know are all common factors with pedophiles but this does calm me down in any manner. The Raymond Police is now looking for other possible victims and cross-referencing pictures of these children with children who are missing. I still have a hard time conceptualizing 150,000 pictures; Raymond Police Officers think this is a collection he has built over time. Raymond Police are claiming this is the biggest case they have ever seen in history and may be the biggest case in the State of New Hampshire. To think that these are some of the biggest horrible offenses in one of the smallest towns is so very upsetting.
I think about all the families that have children on this street and imagine that they must be beside themselves to say the least. When does having your child play in the pool outside on a hot day become a dangerous activity, only when your neighbor is a pedophile.
He is balding, wears glasses, has a thin build and seems pretty nice. Why do I describe him to you because this is not what pedophiles are supposed to look like, right? Are they not supposed to be big and scary or creepy looking in general? The answer is, there is no answer. A pedophile could and can be anyone and everyone. So how do you explain to your teenagers that the night manger at Dunkins Donuts was a sex offender and by the way their boss… Scott Martin was the manger of out local Dunkins, and it upsets me to think that I was helping him collect a check. I sit in my little home and watch news trucks drive by hoping to get a glance at were this man lived. Well news flash, he lives like any other person…So what are you suppose to do when your neighbor is a sex offender? I right now do not know the answer to this question but I do know that I now lock my doors at all times and pray that the people with children are not part of this ‘Library of Congress.’ I also pray that on his probable cause hearing in Auburn District Court on August first goes well, so that things can move quickly with the legal system. I want all and any charges that can be brought, filed, and I want this man convicted and punished. There are not lots of pedophiles among us but the few that are do more damage then anyone could ever conceive…