Let me be the first to say his tears mean nothing. I have absolutely NO f*cks to give. He’s crying because he got caught, not for what he did. He is a disgusting person. The youngest victim was 17! He is a sexual predator, who abused his authority to prey on black females. I hope he gets the maximum sentence.
Oklahoma Ex-Cop Convicted Of Serial Rape– Huffington Post
Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was accused of sexually assaulting 13 black women while on duty, was found guilty of rape and sexual battery on Thursday.
An all-white jury that deliberated for more than 45 hours over four days acquitted Holtzclaw of 18 of the 36 charges he faced involving the assaults. But the 18 charges on which he was convicted, including four counts of first-degree rape, carry a possible sentence of life imprisonment. The jury also convicted him of forcible oral sodomy, second-degree rape, sexual battery and procuring lewd exhibition. Sentencing was scheduled for next month.
Holtzclaw, whose 29th birthday was Thursday, sobbed loudly as the judge read the verdicts.
During the trial, 13 women testified that Holtzclaw sexually assaulted them. The charges included six first-degree rape counts.
Prosecutors argued that Holtzclaw systematically targeted black women with prior criminal records and substance abuse problems because he thought they wouldn’t be believed if they reported the assaults.
“He exercised authority on those society doesn’t care about,” Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger told jurors during closing arguments on Monday. “Convince these ladies that someone does care about them.”
According to The Oklahoman, Holtzclaw worked from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., often by himself, patrolling one of the state’s poorest neighborhoods. The women’s testimonies revealed a similar pattern: Holtzclaw would stop them, search them for drug paraphernalia and run criminal background checks. Then he’d force them into sex, threatening them with arrest if they didn’t comply.
An expert testified that DNA on Holtzclaw‘s uniform pants matched that of the youngest accuser, who said she was 17 when Holtzclaw raped her on her mother’s porch.
She told the court that she didn’t tell authorities because she didn’t see the point. “What kind of police do you call on the police?” she asked.
The assaults occurred over a period of seven months, with Holtzclaw becoming“more bold, more brazen and more violent” as time went on, prosecutors argued.
One woman, who has been identified by local media as a 57-year-old grandmother, sparked the investigation after she told police that Holtzclaw forced her to give him oral sex during a traffic stop.
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