A former Oklahoma City police officer who was found guilty of raping more than a dozen women while on duty was sentenced to 263 years on Thursday, NBC News reported.
According to court records, Daniel Holtzclaw’s attorney filed a motion for a new trial — just one day before a judge would officially sentence him. Scott Adams claimed his client was denied a fair trial but the judge at Thursday’s hearing denied that motion.
During the trial, 13 women testified that the former police officer coerced them into having sex after threatening to arrest them for possessing drug paraphernalia or outstanding warrants. All of his victims were black women he stopped while on patrol.
The Oklahoma City Police Department said in a statement it was "pleased with the jury's decision."