BROWARD COUNTY

Miami Beach detective accused of sex with girl, 17, turns himself in

 

Oldy Ochoa Jr., 48, is now out on bond from the Broward County Jail.

mdisare@miamiherald.com

A Miami Beach Police detective wanted on charges involving sex with a 17-year-old girl is out on bond after turning himself in to authorities on Saturday.

Oldy Ochoa Jr., 48, was released from the Broward County Jail on Saturday morning, a day after Pembroke Pines Police obtained a warrant for his arrest on two counts of sexual battery.

According to an affidavit, both incidents of battery took place in February, while Ochoa was transporting her in an unmarked police vehicle.

The first was in a secluded alley behind the school where the victim takes GED classes; the second took place in a wooded location about a mile east of U.S. 27.

Ochoa was relieved of duty with pay in March as the investigation of the allegations began.

The girl met Ochoa when she was 11 years old, according to her sworn testimony. She was a runaway, and Ochoa was the missing-persons detective assigned to her case.

“This is a very sad day for our department,” Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates said. “Once the criminal case is over, we will take whatever action is appropriate regarding this officer’s employment status.”

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