Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office filed more charges Tuesday against an Oklahoma City police officer and Enid native accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol.
Six additional charges were filed against Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, adding to an already 26-count indictment against the 27-year-old.
The charges include three counts of first-degree rape, a count of second-degree rape, a count of forcible oral sodomy and a count of sexual battery. Those charges allege there are additional three victims and stem from three additional reports.
According to the newest court documents, three reports were made to Oklahoma City police in October.
Two women and a 17-year-old each say there were assaulted by a police officer but never name Holtzclaw, either referring to him as the officer being investigated or saying they searched the news to find his name.
A Facebook page, Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw, posted a message Tuesday afternoon concerning the newest charges.
“Daniel's attorney has informed us that the District Attorney had filed six more charges based on solicitation from three more alleged victims. Once again, it appears nothing more than accusations from those with an ulterior motive,” it reads. “Daniel's attorneys are working non-stop to obtain discovery evidence and to investigate these accusations. We stand behind Daniel as he vigorously denies any wrongdoing or sexual misconduct.
“Please be patient and support Daniel during this time. We hope and pray an impartial jury can be located despite the efforts of OCPD and the DA to keep this going as a media frenzy and politically motivated campaign. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel and we ask for your support to clear his good name.”
The post is signed, “The Family of Daniel Holtzclaw.”
Holtzclaw was charged Aug. 29 with 16 felonies, including 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. Those charges allege there are eight victims.
Holtzclaw was charged Sept. 26 with 10 more felonies alleging crimes against two additional victims. The charges include counts of first- and second-degree rape, four counts of sexual battery, two counts of forcible oral sodomy and counts of procuring lewd exhibition and indecent exposure.
Following his arrest in August, Holtzclaw was held in lieu of a $5 million cash bond. Bond was reduced to $500,000 during a hearing, and Holtzclaw posted that cash bond Sept. 9.
Bond was increased to $609,000 at the request of prosecutors following the filing of additional charges. Holtzclaw also was ordered to serve two weeks in Oklahoma County Jail after being sanctioned for violating conditions of his release while on bond.
Conditions of his release on the previous bond included being under full house arrest, wearing a GPS monitoring unit and only traveling to his attorney’s office or court appearances. Holtzclaw had been staying at his parents’ house in Enid.
Holtzclaw is set for a preliminary hearing Nov. 17-18 in Oklahoma County District Court.