- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women remains in jail after his bondsman dropped him as a client.

Daniel Ken Holtzclaw was released on a $609,000 bond and had been on house arrest at his parents’ residence in Enid since September. But his bondsman withdrew the bond after 28-year-old Holtzclaw violated the terms of his conditional release a second time last month, The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1WF23XE ) reported.

Holtzclaw was ordered July 27 to spend 15 days in Oklahoma County jail for allowing his GPS ankle bracelet battery to go dead for nearly seven hours. Two days after being back in custody, Holtzclaw’s bondsman, Beau Adams, filed paperwork to retract the bond.

“It was his second violation. We kind of let (the first) one slide because it was an understandable mess-up,” Adams said. “The people that underwrite my bonds, the insurance company, they basically called me the next day and they wanted me off that bond immediately.”

The ex-officer previously spent 14 days in jail last fall when he left his home for a medical appointment without making arrangements. Adams said the most recent incident was a “much bigger violation.”

Holtzclaw’s family spent about $57,000 on the bond and won’t get the money back.

He is set for trial in October on 36 counts, which include six counts of first-degree rape. He’s accused of assaulting the women between December 2013 and June 2014 while he was a police officer.

His attorney has said that Holtzclaw denies the accusations.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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