OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women while on patrol is back behind bars.
On Thursday, a judge ordered Daniel Holtzclaw back to jail, at least temporarily, for violating the terms of his probation.
Authorities say Holtzclaw did not call and tell the court before going to a doctor’s appointment on Sept. 17, which marked a violation of his parole.
“We all make mistakes. He made one in a high-profile case and the judge isn’t putting up with it,” said Holtzclaw’s attorney Scott Adams. “I mean, he made a mistake and it will cost him 14 days in jail, but he’ll be alright.”
Two additional victims have also come forward, bringing the total number of alleged victims to 10.
According to court records, Holtzclaw picked up one victim near N.E. 16th St. and Lottie, fondled her breasts and raped her inside his squad car.
Holtzclaw allegedly arrested the second victim for doing drugs on N. Lindsey, but in that case, Holtzclaw drove the victim to Southwest Medical Center.
Those additional charges of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy resulted in a judge increasing Holtzclaw’s bond by $109,000.
That’s on top of the $500,000 bond previously posted.
In two weeks, if Holtzclaw is able to post the increased bond amount, he will remain under strict house arrest at his dad’s house in Enid.
Prosecutors initially charged Holtzclaw with 16 criminal counts.
That total has now been increased to 26 counts after the two additional victims came forward.
Protesters marched outside the courthouse today, fighting to keep him off the streets, where he allegedly committed these crimes for nearly six months before being busted.
‘OKC Artists for Justice’ are calling for more transparency from the Oklahoma City Police Department in this case.
On Thursday, the group marched around the Oklahoma County Courthouse, claiming the police department did not release information on this case fast enough.
The group says they want police to release what they know, how long they’ve known about the allegations and what exactly happened to prolong the investigation.