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Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was charged Aug. 29, 2014, with 16 counts, including rape and sexual battery after he was accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol. / Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP

An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with raping or sexually abusing six women he allegedly threatened to arrest if they did not submit.

Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of sexual battery, four counts of forcible oral sodomy, four counts of indecent exposure, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of stalking.

Holtzclaw is accused of raping at least two women while on duty and forcing four to perform oral sex, in addition to fondling the women and forcing them to expose themselves.

Holtzclaw reportedly forced women to expose themselves, fondled the women, forced four of them to perform oral sex on him and had intercourse with at least two of the women, court records show.

The women, between 34 and 58 years old, all are black.

Some women were stopped as they were walking. In one case, the victim told police that Holtzclaw broke into her home in March, kicked out her boyfriend and then forced her to perform sexual acts.

The president of the Oklahoma NAACP told KOCO-TV civil rights group will ask the U.S. Justice Department to review the case for possible hate-crime charges.

Police said there may be additional victims.

Holtzclaw has remained jailed since his arrest Aug. 21. He denies the allegations, his attorney told the Associated Press.

Supporters have set up a "Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw" page on Facebook and are raising funds on GoFundMe.



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