OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police officer and Enid native accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol has posted bond and been released from the Oklahoma County jail.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, has his bond lowered Wednesday from $5 million to $500,000 following a court hearing.
Conditions of his release on bond include being under full house arrest, wearing a GPS monitoring unit and only traveling to his attorney’s office or court appearances.
Judge Timothy Henderson also ordered conditions of bond being Holtzclaw turn in his badge, police uniforms and guns. He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims in the case.
Holtzclaw was charged Aug. 29 with 16 felony crimes, 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. The charges allege there are eight victims.
“He has been informed of the charges and vehemently denies each and every one,” Holtzclaw’s attorney Scott Adams has said. “Daniel asks that everyone remain strong during this difficult time. We ask for your continued support, thoughts and prayers.”
Holtzclaw has found support online. A Facebook page titled Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw has 654 likes. T-shirts reading #Justice4Daniel Holtzclaw and #FreetheClaw are being sold to raise funds for his defense.
A crowd-funding site recently removed a campaign for Holtzclaw after raising more than $7,000. A post on the Justice For Daniel Facebook page said the site GoFundMe.com pulled the campaign without notice or explanation.
Donations now are being sought via PayPal to the address email@example.com.
However, there are other Facebook sites, such as Justice for Victims of Daniel Holtzclaw, that have appeared on the social networking site, too.
Holtzclaw’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 18.