Bail set at $175,000 for former Oklahoma City police sergeant accused of molesting adopted sons

Judge sets bail for Maurice Martinez, a former Oklahoma City police sergeant accused of molesting three adopted sons.
BY TIM WILLERT twillert@opubco.com Modified: September 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm •  Published: September 19, 2011
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Martinez had been free on $80,000 bail but was arrested a second time in April after authorities found his accuser — one of his adopted sons — in Utah.

Police accused Martinez of buying a bus ticket for the boy, who ran away from DHS custody after Martinez's first arrest.

Police said Martinez arranged for the boy to stay with someone Martinez knows to avoid testifying.

Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger told the judge Monday, “this defendant has interfered with potential witnesses.”

Also during Monday's hearing, a legal representative for two of Martinez's alleged victims, said the defendant has made a number of calls to the boys that “were inappropriate and troublesome.”

David Slane, Martinez's attorney, assured the judge “we have talked to Mr. Martinez repeatedly about not having any contact with his boys.”

Slane could not be reached for comment Monday.

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