VIDEO: Former Oklahoma City Officer Convicted of Multiple On-Duty Rapes
Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted Thursday night of committing numerous rapes and sexual assaults while on duty and faces a possible life sentence in prison.
In a racially charged case that attracted national attention, Holtzclaw was accused of committing sex crimes against 13 different African American women while patrolling a low-income neighborhood.
The disgraced ex-officer sobbed in court Thursday — his 29th birthday — as Oklahoma County Judge Timothy Henderson read the verdicts.
Facing a total of 36 counts, Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 of them — including four separate counts of first-degree rape, the Washington Post reports.