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.