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Accusations Of Predatory Behavior Lead To Resignation Of Raleigh City Council Member

Martin addresses a press conference outdoors.
Keely Arthur/WRAL

Former Raleigh City Council member Saige Martin is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. The Wake County District Attorney asked the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Monday to review the allegations of four men who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances while he worked at North Carolina State University.

The News and Observer led an investigation into these allegations and spoke to all four men, who are current or former NC State students. Two of them said Martin sexually assaulted them. Martin resigned Friday after the allegations became public. Host Frank Stasio gets the latest details from WRAL reporter Keely Arthur.

Amanda Magnus is the executive producer of Embodied, a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships and health. She has also worked on other WUNC shows including Tested and CREEP.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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