Defense attorneys for a former Oklahoma City police sergeant accused of molesting four teenage boys while they were under his care are asking a judge to reconsider his decision to deny bail.
Maurice Martinez, 45, faces 32 felony counts of sexual child abuse and three other felony counts — threatening a witness, child pornography possession and child abuse.
He also faces two misdemeanor counts for conspiracy to obstruct an officer and harboring an endangered runaway child.
On Friday, his attorneys filed a motion asking a judge to set bond based on new evidence. The motion includes a report by a professional counselor who evaluated Martinez on July 26. The counselor, G. Richard Kishur, gave Martinez a psychosexual evaluation and found Martinez has “no significant interest in males of any age,” according to the report.
During the assessment, Martinez viewed non-pornographic slides of adolescent and adult males and females, according to court records. He also responded to a questionnaire.
His sexual interest pattern was “normal” for a heterosexual adult male, Kishur wrote in his report.
The validity of the report is limited to the accuracy of the information provided by Martinez and other sources, Kishur states.
Defense attorneys said the new evidence in Kishur's report contradicts allegations against Martinez. They're asking the judge to set a bond for Martinez in light of the new information.
In May, District Judge Donald Deason rejected a defense attorney's request to allow Martinez to stay at his parents' Oklahoma City home under strict supervision. At the time, Deason said Martinez had “a strong likelihood” of being convicted.
Police reported Martinez had been a foster parent for 11 years, and the Department of Human Services has said Martinez cared for about 60 children during that time.
Many of the sexual abuse counts involve an adopted son. The victims also include two other adopted sons and a former foster son, prosecutors have alleged.
Martinez resigned from his job at the end of July. His attorneys have said he will be vindicated in court.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday morning.