Oklahoma Officer Charged With 16 Counts Of Rape And Battery
The cop is accused of assaulting 8 women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure.
Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.
Holtzclaw’s defense attorney, R. Scott Adams, said Friday that his client “denies he ever did anything inappropriate with anyone.” He declined further comment.[su_sky_ad]