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Ex-cop guilty of rape, sexually assaulting women on the job

Ex-cop guilty of rape, sexually assaulting women on the job

After 45 hours of deliberation, Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was convicted of five counts of rape and 13 counts of sexual assault, including six of sexual battery, against eight of the women, reports The Guardian.  

The conviction included four for first-degree rape, which carries a possible sentence of life in prison.  The jurors recommended a total of 263 years of prison time for Holtzclaw’s crimes.  He is set to appear in court on January 21st for sentencing.

The jury acquitted him on the other 18 counts, including rape, sexual battery, burglary, indecent exposure and stalking.

Prosecutors say the Oklahoma City officer chose his victims based on their criminal histories, figuring their drug or prostitution records would undermine any claims they might make against him.

Then, he would subject them to assaults that escalated from groping to oral sodomy and rape.

Investigation of Holtzclaw began after one woman told authorities he had assaulted her during a traffic stop in June 2014.

It is unfortunate that his pattern of abuse was not discovered sooner but I am glad that he is now exposed and cannot harm others.

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