Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alleged Victim Recants Story Accusing OKC Police Officer Of Sex Acts

Posted: Jan 25, 2011 3:51 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2011 7:39 PM
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." FULL STORY and the Video

Thousands of these false allegations are prosecuted every year.  We have stories of the accuser being THREATENED by the agencies if they try to recant.

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