Daniel Holtzclaw in court on December 10, while the verdict was being read. He was accused of sexually assaulting 13 women in the community he patrolled from December 2013 to June 2014. His 36 charges ranged from stalking and indecent exposure to forcible sodomy and rape.
The former Oklahoma City Police Department officer faced allegations from 13 women including rape, forcible oral sodomy, indecent exposure, and stalking.
Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been found guilty of multiple counts of rape — first and second degree — as well as sexual battery, procuring lewd exhibition, and forcible oral sodomy.
The Holtzclaw case has become yet another flashpoint for black frustration with law enforcement, after a year of protest over what activists say is a national epidemic of police abuse with little accountability. Prosecutors say that Holtzclaw deliberately chose women he thought were unlikely to be believed — black women with criminal records from an impoverished neighborhood.
Six of the women alleged that Holtzclaw raped them — he was found guilty of four of the six charges. He was found not guilty of a handful of the lesser charges, including two rape charges, one rape by instrumentation charge, four sexual battery charges, three forcible oral sodomy charges, five procuring lewd exhibition charges, and one charge each of burglary, stalking, and indecent exposure.
Of the 13 women who accused Holtzclaw of sexual assault, six had their charges fully convicted by the jury. Holtzclaw was found guilty on some of the charges associated with two other women. Holtzclaw was found not guilty on charges associated with five of the women.