Latest Details Surrounding OCPD Officer Accused Of Sex Crimes

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 10:16 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women is waiting to post bail. 

On Wednesday, a judge lowered Daniel Holtzclaw's bond from $5 million to $500,000. Holtzclaw's family has to come up with $50,000 in cash.

Once Holtzclaw bonds out, he's going to be under house arrest, but News 9 is told it's going to take at least a day to get the ankle monitor he is required to wear.

The day started with a video arraignment for Holtzclaw. He is charged with 16 felonies that include allegations of sexual battery, indecent exposure, oral sex and rape.

Several witnesses testified during Holtzclaw's bond reduction hearing a few hours later including his father, a police lieutenant in Enid.

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Sex crime detectives with the Oklahoma City Police Department also testified against Holtzclaw.

At this point, a total of eight women claim Officer Holtzclaw sexually assaulted them while on patrol in northeast Oklahoma City.

“Daniel has always maintained his innocence," said attorney Scott Adams. "He still does.”

Adams calls the allegations very serious and even agrees with the judge on the bond reduction.

“I can't really say that I disagree with the judge on a case like this. I mean it's a serious case, and it's going to be a death fight,” said Adams. “I always knew that the $5 million was ridiculous, and really always thought it would get lowered. I would have liked to see it a little bit lower, but we're trying to deal with that right now.”

Once Holtzclaw bonds out, he must stay at his father's home in Enid and can only travel to and from his lawyer's office in downtown Oklahoma City.

He will have to surrender his badge, gun and police uniform.