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OKC cop accused of rape, sexual assault of at least 7 women during traffic stops

Oklahoma City cop Daniel Holtzclaw
By RYAN GORMAN

An Oklahoma City police officer has been arrested on rape, sodomy and sexual battery charges for acts committed during traffic stops.

The arrest of Daniel Holtzclaw, 27 and on the force since 2011, was announced during a Thursday afternoon press conference. Police Chief Bill Citty called him a "serial rapist."

Authorities know of at least seven women he sexually assaulted while on duty, Citty said, but acknowledged there may be several more victims who have yet to come forward.

The allegedly crooked cop was taken into custody Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Gold's Gym.

Holtzclaw's actions "taint all of us," said Citty.

The despondent top cop explained that Holtzclaw would "require" women to undress during stops and then forced them to perform sexual acts on him.

Citty said Holtzclaw raped at least one of his victims.

The first complaints began coming in during the month of June, Citty said, and cops then found other cases after pouring over records.

Holtzclaw faces several counts including first-degree rape, forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery and indecent exposure.

The former high school football star was featured only last year in an Enid News and Eagle article touting his prowess both on the field and off it.

"I've been in a couple of high-speed chases" Holtzclaw told the paper. "It's been fun."

The accused rapist also talked about his love of being out on the street instead of in an office.

"I like it because it's not a behind-the-desk job," Holtzclaw said. "It's not the same routine every day. One day I am helping citizens, and the next day you are in a foot chase or a high-speed pursuit. It's what you make of it. You can be a stereotypical cop or find felons and drugs."

He is being held in Oklahoma County jail on a $5 million bond.

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SHOOTER! August 21 2014 at 9:19 PM

As a retired cop, this is disgusting. Some cops never even take a free cup of coffee... I was one of them. In my world, there is one thing worse than a child molester... and that's a judge, an attorney or a cop who uses his position to his advantage... because he is destroying the basic rules of our civilization. How can we expect the man in the street to respect and trust us when we do crap like this? Don't you folks worry though, Bubba will be making his life a living hell. BUBBA AND ALL HIS BUDDIES LOVE CROOKED COPS. BOTTOMS UP, DANIEL!

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thorrsman August 21 2014 at 9:43 PM

Predators go where they can have easy access to their prey.

Why do you think they show up as school teachers, scout leaders, police officers and sometimes priests?

Each predator seeks to find cover that allows him--or her--a chance to get at the prey they crave.

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HI August 21 2014 at 9:47 PM

"high school football star" I am not really surprised. Not all sports players are like this, but in many cases they are given a free pass to do whatever they want, and that sense of entitlement stays with them.

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katgal1232 HI August 22 2014 at 8:53 AM

many cops are like this scum dog, thinking they can do what ever they want.

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Susan katgal1232 August 22 2014 at 1:38 PM

In my experience (I'm divorced from a cop / abusive / thieving pig), most all of them feel they can. My ex's buddies ALL cheated, ALL abused their wives and children before the wives divorced them, ALL hung out at the strip clubs and spent their $$ for lap dances, ALL were involved in one illegal activity or another (drug trafficing or buying/receiving stolen goods), ALL cheated, and ALL would stalk and 'get even' with someone that they felt knew too much about their activities. That's 100% of the cops I know here in this town and in this county. It's a criminal enterprise.

Pretty bad.

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myroguisheyes HI August 22 2014 at 9:38 AM

Give some people a badge and the abuse begins.

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Susan myroguisheyes August 22 2014 at 1:36 PM

It's an extender for those with nothing of their own.

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Gecko August 21 2014 at 9:06 PM

The difference between a cop.............. and a law breaking citizen is a........... badge.

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TripleXKimberly August 21 2014 at 10:04 PM

What a sorry excuse for a human being! What a POS, talking like he is gods gift to the Police Force when in reality he is nothing but feces. I hope he is given the very max he can get.

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ranger197172 TripleXKimberly August 21 2014 at 11:35 PM

To get that lets hope he has a jury of his peers, all police officers. I guarantee they would want a max sentence.

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relims711 ranger197172 August 22 2014 at 2:38 AM

Are you nuts? A jury of his peers will ensure that he gets a slap on the wrist and promoted to chief.

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onemadashell ranger197172 August 22 2014 at 8:38 AM

are you stupid? if they are all cops then the jury would say not gullty and let him walk free. cops cover for each other.

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myroguisheyes TripleXKimberly August 22 2014 at 9:39 AM

ranger, nope. Let him face a jury of rape survivors. Let's see what her gets, then.

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buddwhyzr August 21 2014 at 9:34 PM

Known fact that most people with eyes so close together have mental issues. He will be quite popular in prison. His backside will be some cons playground.

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bluetoolpro August 21 2014 at 9:42 PM

This is a great opportunity for the police community to gain public trust by insisting this low life get the maximum sentence for his crimes

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tazgadon August 21 2014 at 11:19 PM

America truly isn't safe.

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spock21757 tazgadon August 22 2014 at 8:46 AM

leave then

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myroguisheyes tazgadon August 22 2014 at 9:49 AM

spock, what a brilliant reply? Why don't you take your own advice?

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guillermo.amaya August 21 2014 at 9:54 PM

There you go, most of them join because they are sick bastards, violent, love guns, love killing people, once they have that badge they think they can do anything they want, and get away with it, their favorite line "I was afraid for my life"..personally I know one that killed his wife and then turn the gun on himself, got caught cheating, this happened in front of their kids...America wake up we need police reform all over the country, they are taking over they are the gangs in the street with a badge, Internal affairs, what a joke..they cover each other....they are raping,killing innocent people, they are beating citizens left and right...something has to be done immediately...

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Dan August 21 2014 at 9:39 PM

Uhh oh, looks like the tide is changing biatch!! Be sure to tell Big Bubba to take it easy on you. Dirty PIG

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coopdabomb Dan August 22 2014 at 10:27 AM

What tide?

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