Police used a search warrant to seize guns, computers, cameras, cell phones, photographs and bedding from the home of an Oklahoma City police officer arrested on sex crime complaints, according to documents filed in Oklahoma County District Court.
The search warrant return was filed Friday after Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis denied Assistant District Attorney SuAnne Carlson's request to seal it. The judge granted Carlson's request to seal a probable cause affidavit pending a hearing Feb. 25.
Carlson wrote in her request to have the documents sealed that the alleged victim, who ran away from a state Department of Human Services shelter after he was taken into protective custody, fears retaliation because of the case's publicity and “ensuing criticism,” according to court papers.
Carlson also argued that the “extensive media release of information” has caused witnesses to be reluctant to be interviewed.
Investigators arrested police Sgt. Maurice Martinez, 44, of Oklahoma City, on multiple sex crimes complaints Jan. 19 after a 16-year-old boy accused him of sexual abuse. Martinez remains on paid administrative leave from his job as a patrol officer in south Oklahoma City.
Investigators took the photographs, unspecified documents, two desktop computers, a laptop computer, six cell phones, three hand-held cameras, two surveillance cameras, memory cards, a pistol, two rifles, three Sony PlayStation 3 video game systems, bedding and other items from Martinez's home during a multiday search of his south Oklahoma City residence, according to court papers.
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