Oklahoma City police Sgt. Maurice Martinez says allegations of sexual abuse against him are unfounded and the police investigation was botched.
He said he feels like his work as a patrol officer and foster parent have gone down the drain.
“From the get-go, it seems like two-year, rookie cops are actually investigating,” Martinez told The Oklahoman on Thursday. “Security guards could probably do better. Basically, it's a fiasco.”
Martinez, 44, spoke publicly Thursday for the first time since investigators arrested him Jan. 19 on sex abuse complaints. A 16-year-old told women at his church that Martinez had abused him.
Martinez's family gave police a video that purportedly shows the accuser recanting his story, defense attorney Irven Box said.
The video shows a boy saying he lied to investigators when he accused Martinez of abusing him. He said he lied because he was angry and that he regrets his actions.
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