Odessa Police Charge Man in Connection to Sexual Assault Investigation
DATE: August 8, 2018
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Sexual Assault of a Child “2nd Degree Felony”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: July 15, 2018 at approximately 0211 hours
Odessa Police have charged an Odessa High School employee in connection to a sexual assault investigation. Sammy Cruz Martinez, date of birth 09/26/1988, has been charged with Sexual Assault of a Child “2nd Degree Felony”.
On July 15, 2018, a sexual assault was reported to the Odessa Police Department. The suspect was identified as Martinez, an OHS teacher aid. Investigation revealed that several inappropriate messages had been sent between Martinez and a 16-year-old male with special needs. Further investigation revealed that there had been a sexual relationship between both subjects.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD detectives obtained a warrant for Martinez, who taken into custody this morning at approximately 1130 hours by ECISD Police.