Oklahoma City Police Officer Charged In Sexual Abuse Case

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 6:33 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City police officer has been formally charged in regards to allegations involving sexual abuse of children in his care.

Sgt. Maurice Martinez's attorney Irven Box said the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office called him to report Martinez was being charged with 35 felonies and two misdemeanors. The charges are mostly sexual abuse charges involving four teenage boys, one of them being Martinez's adopted son.

The other charges include possession of child porn, threatening a witness, harboring a runaway child, and conspiracy.

Martinez was first arrested in January when his adopted 16-year-old son accused him of sexual abuse. He was later released.

Martinez was arrested again on April 15 after his adopted teenage son, who had reportedly run away, was found at a friend's house in Utah and another one of his foster kids was found with him.

No bond has been set for Martinez.

Martinez could be arraigned as early as Monday.