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Indiana State Trooper Arrested, Charged With Sex Offense Against Child

Last updated on Monday, October 14, 2013

(MORRIS, IL) - Police say an Indiana State Police Trooper has been arrested after allegations he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old.

State police say an anonymous complaint was made on August 28, 2013. At the conclusion of an investigation, officers arrested Isaac Martinez, a 5-year member of the state police. He was previously assigned road patrol duties at the Indianapolis post.

An ISP spokesman said Martinez was placed on administrative leave with pay on September 23. A warrant was issued on October 11, alleging Martinez committed two class B felony violations, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, and one C Felony violation of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.

As a result of being charged for allegedly committing a felony, the spokesman says Martinez's employment status was changed to administrative leave without pay. After the criminal case has concluded, Martinez may be subject to an internal investigation.

The arrest occurred without incident in the town of Morris, IL shortly after 6:00 CST Friday evening. Martinez is incarcerated while awaiting extradition to Indiana. Extradition and initial arraignment are anticipated to occur sometime during the week of October 13. Bond is expected to be set at $30,000.

The Indiana State Police conducted the investigation, which has been submitted to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

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