Jury: Former Oklahoma City police officer found guilty on 18 counts
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Daniel Holtzclaw, Dec. 10, 2015

By Dallas Franklin and Nadia Judith Enchassi, KFOR

OKLAHOMA CITY -- (KFOR) -- After listening to several weeks of testimony and four days of deliberating, a jury has found a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sex crimes guilty on 18 counts.

Daniel Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty as an Oklahoma City police officer.

In August 2014, the state charged Holtzclaw with 36 felony counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after the 13 women came forward, claiming the officer assaulted them while they were in custody or inside his police car.

In all, the jury heard 13 accusers’ stories of assault.

The state rested its case Wednesday, Dec. 2, just before 3 p.m.

The first and only witness up for the defense was the former girlfriend of Holtzclaw.

The woman testified that Holtzclaw regularly read her Bible scriptures. She said that in a year of dating, she had never noticed any odd or sexually aggressive behavior.

Jurors heard closing arguments Monday, Dec. 7.

After four days of deliberating, the jury found Holtzclaw guilty on 18 counts.

They recommend he be sentenced to a total of 263 years.

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