Attorney for Oklahoma City officer accused of sexual assault seeks bond reduction
By Jay Dillon
TThe attorney for an Oklahoma City Police Officer accused of rape and sexual assault is asking for the bond of $5 million to be reduced.Scott Adams, the attorney for Daniel Holtzclaw, filed a motion to reduce bond in Oklahoma County court on Tuesday. Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting at least seven women while on duty. Adams is arguing the judge diverted from state guidelines when the $5 million bond was set. In the paperwork filed, Adams is asking for the bond to be reduced to $139,000. The claim says the Oklahoma County bail schedule sets bail for first degree rape and forcible oral sex is $25,000, sexual battery bail is $5,000, and indecent exposure is $2,000. Adams writes that his client is not a flight risk and poses no danger to the community and that his alleged crimes happened while he was on-duty and, since he's no longer on-duty, Adams argues he's unlikely to commit a crime like he is accused of doing.Police announced the arrest of Holtzclaw last week, saying the 27-year-old would stop women, threaten them, and force them to expose themselves and perform sexual acts, all while on duty. Holtzclaw has been on the force since 2011.Investigators say they believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone to come forward with any information.Prosecutors are expected to file charges later this week.Holtzclaw's lawyer, R. Scott Adams, tells The Associated Press that Holtzclaw is shocked and devastated by the allegations and denies them.Information from the Associated press was used in this report.
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