|Preceded by David Crean|
Name Terry Martin
|Political party Independent|
Party Australian Labor Party
Succeeded by Adriana Taylor
|Full Name Terence Lewis Martin|
Born 4 November 1957 (age 58) Hobart, Tasmania (1957-11-04)
Other political affiliations Australian Labor Party
Terence Lewis "Terry" Martin (born 4 November 1957, Hobart) is a former independent member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council in the Electoral division of Elwick. In 2011 he was convicted of creating child pornography and having sex with a 12-year-old girl.
He is the son of former Tasmanian MHA Terry Martin, Sr..
He was first elected in May 2004 as a member of the Australian Labor Party but was expelled from the parliamentary Labor party after crossing the floor to vote against a bill concerning a pulp mill. He then sat as an independent.
Prior to entering parliament he had been Mayor of Glenorchy since 1990. Even after he was elected to parliament he remained in this role until after local government elections in October 2005.
On 30 October 2009 Martin appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court charged with having sex with a 12-year-old girl. He pleaded not guilty.
Martin did not nominate for re-election in 2010 and his term expired on 30 April 2010.
On 21 November 2011 he was convicted of creating child pornography and having sex with a 12-year-old girl. On 29 November 2011 he was handed a wholly suspended sentence, with the judge finding that the medication Martin was taking for Parkinson's Disease had been a significant factor in his actions, and stating that there was "no likelihood" that Martin would reoffend. The judge said that Martin's offense was directly related to medication for Parkinson's Disease which caused hypersexual desire, leading Martin to seek out 162 sex workers, one of whom was the 12-year-old, who was prostituted by her mother and a pimp. Martin was one of 100 men who had sex with the 12-year-old girl in September 2009. Martin said he thought the girl was 18.