Prosecutors have filed 16 felony charges against an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty.
Enid native Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Aug. 21, and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the charges late Friday afternoon.
The charges filed, involving eight victims, are: four counts of forcible oral sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of sexual battery, four counts of indecent exposure, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of stalking.
The charges stem from alleged incidents happening Feb. 27 through June 18, according to information filed by Prater.
“Oklahoma City Police started an investigation back in June 18 after it received a complaint from a lady who said she’s been stopped by an Oklahoma City police officer and had been forced to perform oral sodomy on that officer,” Oklahoma City Police Department Chief Bill Citty said at a press conference announcing Holtzclaw’s arrest. “The officer was placed on administrative leave that morning, on June 18, and was taken off duty on June 18.”
Holtzclaw is being held in Oklahoma County jail on $5 million bond. His attorney, Scott Adams, has asked the court to drop bond to $139,000.
The charges are:
• Count 1, sexual battery, stems from an incident that happened Feb. 27, according to the charges filed. A woman identified only as T.B. said Holtzclaw detained her, forced her to expose her breasts and then touched them. According to an affidavit filed in the case, the victim has city warrants and Holtzclaw told her to “‘play by his rules’ and he would help her.”
• Count 2, indecent exposure, stems from an incident from March 14, and alleges a woman identified as C.R. said Holtzclaw made her expose her breasts.
• Count 3, first-degree burglary, alleges Holtzclaw entered T.B.’s residence on March 25 when she was not there “with the intent to commit indecent exposure,” according to the DA’s information.
• Count 4, indecent exposure, also from March 25, alleges Holtzclaw made T.B. expose her breasts.
• Count 5, indecent exposure, also from March 25, alleges Holtzclaw made T.B. expose her private area.
• Count 6, stalking, alleges on March 26, Holtzclaw appeared at T.B.’s house and threatened her “by expressed or implied threats, with future sexual assaults, future arrest for outstanding warrants, and/or physical harm ...”
• Count 7, sexual battery, alleges on April 14, Holtzclaw touched the breasts of a woman identified as F.M. over her clothes.
• Count 8, forcible oral sodomy, alleges on April 24, Holtzclaw forced a woman identified as R.G. to perform oral sex on him “while being threatened with arrest and/or physical harm if she did not comply ...” According to an affidavit filed in the case, Holtzclaw found “a crack pipe in her property” after stopping her and told her “this is better than county,” before forcing her to perform oral sex.
• Count 9, first-degree rape, alleges also on April 24 that Holtzclaw raped R.G. “while being threatened with arrest and/or physical harm if she did not comply ...”
• Count 10, forcible oral sodomy, alleges Holtzclaw on May 7 threatened a woman identified as S.E. and forced her to perform oral sex.
• Count 11, first-degree rape, alleges Holtzclaw raped S.E. on May 7.
• Count 12, forcible oral sodomy, alleges on May 8 that Holtzclaw forced a victim identified as T.M. to perform oral sex.
• Count 13, sexual battery, alleges on May 26 that Holtzclaw touched the breasts of a woman identified as C.J. over her clothing.
• Count 14, sexual battery, alleges on May 26 that Holtzclaw touched C.J.’s private area.
• Count 15, indecent exposure, alleges on June 18 Holtzclaw forced a woman identified as J.L. to expose her breasts.
• Count 16, forcible oral sodomy, alleges on June 18 that Holtzclaw forced J.L. to perform oral sex.
Citty said previously Holtzclaw was hired in September 2011 and worked the 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift for the department’s Springlake Division, patrolling an area north and east of the state Capitol.
Holtzclaw’s family and friends have set up a fundraising campaign to help with defense costs. Supporters can go online to http://www.gofundme.com/justicefor danielholtzclaw. A Facebook page, Justice For Daniel Holtzclaw, also has been created.