BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Birmingham police sergeant has been indicted and arrested on multiple child sex charges involving a young male family member.

Late Friday Birmingham police announced the arrest of Sgt. Randy Manuel Martinez. He is a 20-year veteran of the force and was assigned to the North Precinct until allegations against him surfaced, reported.

He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail just after 5 p.m. on three counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of felony sex abuse.

Birmingham police sergeant

Randy Manuel Martinez (Jefferson County Jail)

Sgt. Johnny Williams said Birmingham Police Department was alerted that criminal investigations were being conducted by outside agencies. As a result, Martinez was immediately placed on administrative duty. Moreover, upon receiving word of the pending charges against him, he was taken into custody where he was working at police headquarters in the burglary division.

Fultondale and Kimberly police officers led the investigation into allegations against Martinez. The case was generated in 2018. Fultondale police Chief D.P. Smith said the alleged incidents occurred in both jurisdictions and took place several years ago. Kimberly police Chief Ricky Pridmore said they got the case in early 2018.

Martinez is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $80,000.