The former Oklahoma City police officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday, which was a month after he was convicted of rapes and other sexual offenses that occurred while he was working.
Holtzclaw was convicted in December on 18 of the 36 counts with which he was charged including four counts of first-degree rape. The Associated Press broke the news of his sentence at 3:13PM today.
When the police officer went for the hearing in the morning, the court case did not start as soon as possible. The courtroom was cleared out and those who came for the hearing returned later this afternoon.
The Oklahoman reported on the incident saying:
The request contends Detective Jake McClain posted that “several (women) who came forward were found to be liars who were looking for their piece of the pie; and DNA evidence from several of the victims was found in his car and his pants.”
Adams pointed out that the prosecution witnesses testified that there was only one accuser’s DNA found anywhere during the forensic exams. That DNA was found on Holtzclaw’s pants.
Daniel Holtzclaw was accused of committing sexual crimes against 13 African-American women and was convicted of offenses involving eight of the women. Investigators said that Holtzclaw, who was fired after the rising allegations, used his status to target women in a low-income neighborhood.
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