Uvalde police officer fired after arrest on charge of sexual assault of a child
Uvalde, TX
   
 
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A Uvalde police officer was arrested Thursday by Texas Rangers on suspicion of sexual assault of a child.

Officer Laurance Martinez was fired by the city shortly after his arrest, according to a news release from the Uvalde Police Department.

A high school student reported the allegations against Martinez to the Uvalde Consolidated ISD Police Department on Tuesday, Uvalde police said.

Officers contacted Uvalde police, who responded to the high school and gathered the initial information.

Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez turned the investigation over to the Texas Rangers, since the investigation involved Martinez, according to the news release.


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