Osceola County (October 15, 2020) From September 30, 2020 through October 9, 2020, detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit were working to locate online predators. During the investigation, conversations began between a suspect later identified as Jose Alejandro Martinez (DOB 3/22/1994) and an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old female. The conversation turned sexual and led to Jose asking for nude pictures from the detective who he believed to be a child.
On October 9, 2020, Detectives with the ICAC unit contacted Jose at his residence. Jose was cooperative with the investigation. Based on the investigation and evidence, an arrest warrant was obtained for Jose for one count of Lewd Conduct and 1 count of Use of Computer to Seduce, Solicit or Lure a Child. On
October 13, 2020, Jose was placed in custody for the warrant and transported to the Osceola County Jail with a $20,000.00 Bond.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Helps us protect our children from anyone willing to harm or exploit them. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars. https://crimeline.org/