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UPDATE: 9/5/2014 – An officer accused of several sex crimes while on the job bonded out of jail Friday morning.

Earlier this week a judge reduced the bond for Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer.

Holtzclaw is facing several criminal charges following an investigation that lasted several months.

During traffic stops on the city’s northeast side, Holtzclaw is accused of forcing several women to perform sexual favors.

So far, eight alleged victims have come forward.

According to court records, the sexual assaults began back in February and ended in June of this year.

Following the alleged assault in June at N.E. 50th and Lincoln, Holtzclaw got pulled off patrolling the streets.

Holtzclaw is on paid leave while the case is being investigated.

Holtzclaw was originally being held on a $5 million bond.

However, a judge reduced that bond to just $500,000 on Wednesday afternoon.

As part of his bond agreement, Holtzclaw will be put under full house arrest with GPS monitoring.

Authorities say he will only be allowed to go to his attorney’s office and court proceedings.

He will also be forced to turn in his badge, police uniforms and guns.

Holtzclaw will also not be allowed to have any contact with the victims.

You can read Holtzclaw’s charges below.

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Read the original story below:

OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities with the Oklahoma City Police Department confirmed that an officer is under investigation for lewd acts.

Chief Bill Citty, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, called a news conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

During the news conference, he announced that Officer Daniel Holtzclaw is under investigation for assaulting several women on the job.

Citty says Holtzclaw would “require” women to expose themselves to him and perform lewd acts on him.

Citty announced the investigation has been ongoing since June but the alleged crimes date back to February.

However, officials say all the crimes happened during traffic stops while he was working in the northeast part of Oklahoma City.

Holtzclaw was hired in 2011 and was an officer in the Springlake Division.

Holtzclaw was arrested Thursday afternoon and is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail.

Holtzclaw is facing several charges including first-degree rape, first-degree rape by instrumentation, three counts of forcible oral sodomy, two counts of sexual battery and two counts of indecent exposure.

Those charges are expected to be filed next week.

Officials say several victims have been identified, but others may have not come forward yet.

He is being held on a $5 million bond.