Woman falsely accuses former officer Holtzclaw of sexual assault

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Former OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women. Now, charges have been filed against a "victim" who turned out to be untruthful about her accusations.

Former officer Holtzclaw currently has 36 charges against him, all related to abusing his police power.

The new charges only apply to one case where a woman was lying.

"I thought, my God, this woman is nuts," Garvin Isaacs, a former assistant district attorney says.

Charges were filed against Shaneice Barksdale on Wednesday.

"They have uncovered evidence, that this witness, this woman who made these claims had lied to them," Isaacs said.

She falsely reported former officer Holtzclaw sexually assaulted her.

Documents show that she says Holtzclaw "directed her to drive to Woodson Park" and "made her get out of the car, place her hands on the vehicle, and he molested her."

She also told investigators, "the officer, supposedly, then moved his hand into her pants and penetrated her vaginal area with his fingers."

Records show, "Barksdale described him as being 5 foot 6, and 150 pounds, which is ways off from height and weight" and a GPS showed that his patrol car was never in the area the Barksdale claimed that night.

When detectives confronted her, she admitted she lied.

"A false claim never helps. It hurts those women who are standing on the truth and are being looked at as liars," Grace Franklin, a justice advocate says.

Franklin runs OKC Artists for Justice. They believe Holtzclaw is guilty, and they want to make sure he pays for his accused crimes.

"We don't want this one incident to all the sudden over shadow the bigger issue," Franklin says.

"There's a lot more here, this case is going to be a marathon... when you have 36 counts in one, it'll take a while," Isaacs said.

Court documents show when Barksdale was asked why she lied, she said she had seen the case on the news and wanted to help.

Holtzclaw's trial has been moved to October.

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