GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A new trial date has been set for a former Sorrento and Gonzales police officer accused of having sexual relations with someone under the age of 17.
According to the indictment filed in July 2013, 35-year-old Owen Ockman is charged in Ascension Parish with indecent behavior with juveniles from May 1, 2009 through Aug. 31, 2011.
He was arrested on July 10, 2013. He posted a bond of $7,500 and was released the same day.
On Jan. 17, State Police say he tried to act above the law in a separate incident. Ockman was pulled over in Gonzales on LA 939 south of Airline Hwy. for speeding. Troopers suspected he had been drinking.
"I talked to the arresting trooper and he did tell me that Mr. Ockman, once he got out of the vehicle tried to tell him that he was a police officer and he was looking for a break in this DWI," said TFC. Jared Sandifer, LA State Police.
But when Ockman played "the police card," troopers showed him the handcuffs.
The motions hearing has been scheduled for June 15, 2015 and the trial date has been set for August 18, 2015.
Ockman was named Sorrento's outstanding officer in 2008 by the Knights of Columbus, according to the Gonzales Weekly Citizen.