A former US jail guard has been arrested and faces rape and other charges after police say he held a woman in her home who left him with dozens of scratches as she fought back.
Kirk Taylor Martin, 28, of Acworth, Georgia was arrested and was also charged with aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit sodomy, false imprisonment and obstructing an emergency call, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Martin formerly worked for the Murray County jail.
The woman was held March 7 and into the early morning hours of March 8 before she was able to contact someone outside the home, Greg Ramey of the GBI said.
A booking photo showed Martin 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.
In one instance, Martin gave an inmate the wrong medication. The other violations involved jail procedures and did not affect any inmates, Mr Davenport said.
It was not known if Martin yet has legal representation.