Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Oklahoma Cop Can't Holtz Claw

"Prosecutor says ex-Oklahoma cop used power to prey on women" Associated Press  December 07, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty ‘‘used that power to prey on’’ them, a prosecutor told jurors Monday during closing arguments in his trial.

Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, is charged with 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, and other charges that carry a possible sentence of life in prison.

‘‘He was sexually stimulated by using his power to make them show their private parts to him,’’ Assistant District Attorney Lori McConnell said.

McConnell said Holtzclaw targeted drug addicts and other women with felony records.

The 13 women testified over the past month of the trial that Holtzclaw stopped them in the neighborhoods where they lived, and molested them.


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