Alleged Victim Recants Story Accusing OKC Police Officer Of Sex Acts
Dana Hertneky, News 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- New developments in the case of an Oklahoma City police officer accused of molesting his foster son.
Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Maurice Martinez was arrested last week following allegations of sexual misconduct involving his 16-year-old foster son.
Now the teen's biological family said the whole thing is a big misunderstanding, and they showed News 9 a videotaped confession from the alleged victim, saying he made the whole thing up.
"It's all a lie," said the boy on the tape, who according to family members is the 16-year-old accuser. "All these statements I've been saying, it's all stupid. We got into a fight and I just wanted to get back at him."
Martinez's family said the DVD was given to them anonymously. It appears it was taped inside the teen shelter where the boy is now staying.
"I just want to retract every statement and make everything alright," the teen continued. "I deeply apologize for everything I said."
The 16-year-old's brother, Jordan Martinez, told News 9 the boy on the tape is indeed his brother and he believes he's telling the truth.
Jordan Martinez also said he never doubted the story was made up. He contends a member of his church blew a sarcastic comment out of proportion.
The 16-year-old said the case got out of hand after that comment was taken out of context.
"The detectives: all they've done is badger me," said the boy on the tape. "Try to get me to open up about every little thing."
A police spokesperson said he is aware of the video the family has produced.
"But this is still an active, ongoing investigation," said Capt. Patrick Stewart. "Once we have complied all the information we will present the case to the District Attorney and he can make the decision on if charges will be filed."
But Martinez's family hopes this video tape will put an end to all the allegations.
"I'm glad he can come out and admit it," said Jordan Martinez. "I'm glad that we can rekindle our family."
And that's exactly what the teen accuser said he wants too.
"Really, all it is is I want to go home," he said. "He's my dad, I shouldn't have done all of this."
Jordan Martinez said the DVD has been handed over to police.
Sgt. Martinez has not been charged with any crime yet.