Investigation involving a veteran Miami Beach detective continues
Author: Andrea Torres
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -
A foster teen's allegations included in a search warrant the Pembroke Pines clerk’s office released Monday read like a script for porn.
The characters: A veteran Miami Beach detective and a teenage girl with a criminal record trying to graduate from high school. The dark twist: She was in foster care and was living in Miami Beach Det. Oldy Ochoa's home with his wife -- a retired Miami Beach police officer. They have three sons and two step-sons.
Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Al Xiques said the investigation is ongoing.
"We are waiting on the results of DNA tests," Xiques said. "Those usually take a few weeks."
It was a day before Valentine’s Day. The two were in an unmarked 2013 silver Ford Fusion Miami Beach police car with dark tinted windows. Ochoa was taking the teen to Florida Career College, 7891 Pines Blvd., in Pembroke Pines, when he allegedly decided to park "in a secluded alley."
They kissed "in a passionate manner," the girl said. Oral sex followed. The girl "straddled on top" of the officer who was in the driver's seat. He didn't wear a condom and used a towel to clean himself.
The girl said she and the detective, a 24-year-veteran with Miami Beach police, "were often flirtatious with each other" via e-mail and Facebook. He also used his mobile phone to take pictures of her "while she posed," a search warrant said.
There was a second time when he used a condom, but he dropped it on the floor, the girl told police March 4. Six days later, Pembroke Pines police detectives took DNA swabs and a towel from the Miami Beach police car.
"We are cooperating with the Pembroke Pines Police Department to make sure there is a thorough investigation," Miami Beach Chief Raymond Martinez said in a statement earlier this month.
The Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Paige Patterson-Hughes said in an e-mail earlier this month the abuse report and the girl's status were confidential.
The Ochoa family declined to comment. And Miami Beach police said the detective remains suspended with pay pending the results of the investigation.