A Miami Beach Police detective who is being investigated amid allegations that he had consensual sex with a 17-year-old known to him in his unmarked police car has been relieved of duty, officials said Wednesday.
Detective Oldy Ochoa Jr. was relieved of duty with pay Tuesday as Pembroke Pines Police investigate the sexual battery allegations, Miami Beach Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez confirmed.
According to a Pembroke Pines Police search warrant, the investigation centers around Ochoa having consensual sex with the 17-year-old girl. One of the alleged encounters occurred behind a building before he dropped her off at Florida Career College, the warrant says.
"We take these allegations very seriously. 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.
Ochoa has been with the department for 24 years and is currently a homicide detective, Hernandez said.
The case is still open, Hernandez said. The Pembroke Pines Police Department declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.