A former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty was found guilty on a slew of charges, Thursday.
Daniel Holtzclaw was indicted for the sexual assault of 12 different women of color and one underage teenager who prosecutors say targeted drug addicts, alcoholics, and sex workers, because he thought no one would believe them if they reported him.
From the Associated Press:
Holtzclaw was accused of preying on women in the low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood he patrolled. Prosecutors alleged that he stopped women on the pretense of checking them for outstanding warrants or drug-related items, then forced them to perform sexual acts. The youngest accuser was 17. All 13 of the women are black. Many had problems with drugs or criminal records.
Holtzclaw was originally charged with crimes including first-degree rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, stalking, burglary and more. An all white jury convicted him on 18 of 36 counts against him and sentencing is yet to be determined.
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