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Oklahoma Ex-Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Guilty of Rape in Sex Abuse Case

Victims' supporters sang "Happy Birthday" outside court after the verdicts were read.

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    Oklahoma Ex-Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Guilty of Rape in Sex Abuse Case
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    Daniel Holtzclaw, right, cries as the verdicts are read in his trial in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. At left is defense attorney Robert Gray. Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was facing dozens of charges alleging he sexually assaulted 13 women while on duty. Holtzclaw was found guilty on a number of counts.

    A former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women while on duty was found guilty of a slew of charges by a jury Thursday, NBC News reported.

    Holtzclaw, who turned 29 on Thursday, hung his head and began crying as the verdicts were read. The jury convicted him on 18 charges of sexual battery, rape and other offenses involving eight of the women. He was acquitted of the other 18 counts.

    The sentences recommended add up to more than 260 years, NBC affiliate KFOR reported. Holtzclaw is scheduled to be sentenced in January. 

    Victims' supporters sang "Happy Birthday" outside court after the verdicts were read as it was Holtzclaw's 29th birthday on Thursday, KFOR reported.