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(OKLAHOMA CITY) — After four days of deliberating, a jury in Oklahoma reached a guilty verdict in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who had been accused of rape and sexual battery.

The jury found Holtzclaw guilty on 18 counts and recommended 263 years in prison. He was found not guilty on 18 other counts.

The charges were related to the rape and sexual victimization of 13 women during Holtzclaw’s time on the force. His victims said that they met him while he was on duty, and prosecutors said he intimidated the women into not reporting his crimes.

Holtzclaw was fired by the Oklahoma City Police Department in January when the allegations surfaced.

After the jury’s decision, the Oklahoma City Police Department posted to its Facebook page saying it was “pleased with the jury’s decision.”

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