Miami Beach Officer Accused of Sexual Battery Turns Himself In

Ochoa turned himself in to the Broward County Jail where he was booked, processed and released on bond.

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    A Miami Beach Police detective who is being investigated amid allegations that he had consensual sex with a 17-year-old turned himself in Saturday. (Published Saturday, Jul 19, 2014)

    A Miami Beach Police detective who is being investigated amid allegations that he had consensual sex with a 17-year-old turned himself in Saturday.

    Pembroke Pines Police say they obtained an arrest warrant for 48-year-old Oldy Ochoa Jr. on Friday. Ochoa turned himself in to the Broward County Jail where he was booked, processed and released on bond.

    Ochoa had been relieved of duty with pay back in March as Pembroke Pines Police investigated the sexual battery allegations.

    According to a Pembroke Pines Police search warrant, Ochoa allegedly had consensual sex with the 17-year-old girl. One of the alleged encounters occurred in Ochoa's unmarked police car behind a building before he dropped her off at Florida Career College, the warrant says.

    "This is a very sad day for our department," Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates said in a statement. "This officer has been on administrative leave since March. We have cooperated fully with the Pembroke Pines Police Department in the investigation. Once the criminal case is over, we will take whatever action is appropriate regarding this officer's employment status."

    Ochoa has been with the department for 24 years.

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