Former Oklahoma City police officer wants more of his case dismissed

Maurice A. Martinez, 45, is accused of sexual offenses involving three adopted sons. The preliminary hearing judge on Wednesday ordered Martinez to face trial on the remaining felony counts after prosecutors said they would not appeal last week's dismissal.
BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com Published: September 1, 2011
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A former Oklahoma City police sergeant is asking his trial judge to dismiss more of the sexual abuse case against him.

Maurice A. Martinez, 45, is accused of sexual offenses involving three adopted sons. His attorneys told his trial judge, Don Deason, those alleged victims say nothing sexual happened.

A preliminary hearing judge last week dismissed 23 of the 35 felony counts that were filed against Martinez, who took care of dozens of boys over the years.

The preliminary hearing judge on Wednesday ordered Martinez to face trial on the remaining felony counts after prosecutors said they would not appeal last week's dismissal.

Martinez still faces nine felony sexual abuse counts. He faces three other felony counts: attempting to prevent a witness from testifying, possession of child pornography and child abuse.

Martinez faces two misdemeanor counts: harboring an endangered runaway child and conspiracy to obstruct an officer.

The attorneys want the trial judge to dismiss all but the witness count and the conspiracy count.


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