Jury selection begins for former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sex crimes

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The case against a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting more than one dozen women while on duty is moving forward.

Jury selection begins today in the trial against Daniel Holtzclaw.

In August 2014, the state charged Holtzclaw with 36 felony counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after 13 women came forward, claiming the officer assaulted them while they were in custody or inside his police car.

He was fired from the force in January 2015.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys both say they are ready to see justice in court.

Holtzclaw faces the possibility of multiple life-sentences, if convicted.

Officials expect the trial to last the entire month of November.

Legal experts expect fireworks and curveballs in this trial, which may start with the location.

Holtzclaw's attorney says he plans to ask for a change of venue if he finds prospective jurors have been impacted  by pre-trial publicity.

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