Chalmette Pastor Arrested for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Sexual Battery

Published 1:03 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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St. Bernard Parish – On Thursday, March 8, 2023, Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit in New Orleans arrested 56-year-old Milton Martin III of Chalmette on sexual battery charges related to the sexual assault of a minor over the span of several years.

In November 2022, Troopers began an extensive investigation which determined Martin had sexual relations with a juvenile on multiple occasions from 2010-2013, during the ages of 14-17. Based upon the accounts of the victim, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Martin in St. Bernard Parish. On March 8, 2023, Martin turned himself in and was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Correctional Center for felony Sexual Battery and Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

If anyone has additional information on this case or has been the victim of sexual battery by Milton Martin III, please contact the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit at 504-310-7011. Citizens can also anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting