The jury in the case against Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer on trial for sexually assaulting black women in his community, is now deliberating for the third day in a row. Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has published testimony from each of the 13 women who have accused Holtzclaw of sexual assault.
Their stories are sickening in their similarities—from the way he allegedly exposed himself “through the fly of his police uniform” to the kinds of questions he asked before allegedly assaulting the victims. Many of the women said they were afraid to report Holtzclaw because he was a cop. “I feel like all police will work together and I was scared,” said one 23-year-old victim who was allegedly assaulted by Holtzclaw while she was lying in a hospital bed.
“I knew what I had to do to get out. I didn’t have money to pay my tickets and I knew [what] I had to do with him to get out the car,” another woman who had outstanding tickets said.
You can read all of the women’s stories at the link below.