Ex-Florida cop convicted of forcing teens to strip, run naked to avoid arrest begins 10-year sentence

Michael Martinez, who served as a Miccosukee Police officer, was found guilty of extortion and unlawful compensation in 2019.

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Martinez was out of appeals Thursday morning and handcuffed in a Broward County courtroom to begin his sentence, FOX7 Miami reported.

在八月 2016, teens Remy Riley and her then-boyfriend Kyle Shoulta, now in their 20s, were driving from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale to attend a concert when Martinez pulled them over for running a stop sign on Alligator Alley near the Miccosukee Reservation.

The former officer had threatened to arrest the teens on drug and alcohol possession charges after finding marijuana and alcohol in the car. 然而, Martinez then offered Riley and Shoulta a deal — run naked and avoid jail.

Booking photo for Michael Martinez after being found guilty of forcing a young woman and a young man to run naked to avoid arrest.

Booking photo for Michael Martinez after being found guilty of forcing a young woman and a young man to run naked to avoid arrest. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

I was given a choice of go to jail or run, so I took the choice to run naked,” Shoulta testified in 2019, 根据车站.

Martinez had then told the teens to follow him to a secluded location.

I took my pants off. I took my shirt off,” Riley told the jury during the 2019 试用. “I kind of looked at him like, ‘Is this enough?’ He’s like, ‘That’s it?’”

The jury also heard Riley say that after she took off her underwear and bra, Martinez waskind of like, ‘Move your hands away from your body so I can see,’” 根据车站.

A prosecution spokesman at the time told the Florida Sun-Sentinel Martinez also solicited Riley for a sex act.

Martinez was fired a year after the incident and will now serve 10 入狱多年.

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