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Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting women during traffic stops

By Mason White 1:39 PM August 26, 2014
Daniel Holtzclaw 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting several women during traffic stops, police in Oklahoma said.

The Oklahoma City Police Department said that 27-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw, was suspended after being accused of sexually assaulting several women while on the job.

An investigation began after one victim came forward and accused the suspect of sexual misconduct during a traffic stop.

Holtzclaw was arrested on Thursday, and he faces nine charges, including three counts of forced oral sodomy, two counts of indecent exposure, two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.

After the first woman came forward, investigators located six other victims. Some women were reluctant to cooperate, but investigators were able to obtain statements.

All the alleged attacks took place during traffic stops. Holtzclaw was booked into jail and his bail was set at $5 million.