OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge has reduced the amount of bond required from Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw if he wants to be released while facing charges that he sexually assaulted women he encountered on his beat.
In court Wednesday, Daniel Holtzclaw's bond was reduced from $5 million to $500,000. Defense lawyers wanted it cut to $139,000.
Holtzclaw is charged with 16 felonies. Investigators said he sexually assaulted women in neighborhoods near the state Capitol earlier this year.
At an earlier hearing Wednesday, Holtzclaw was set for a Sept. 18 preliminary hearing. A judge entered not guilty pleas for him.
The officer is accused of touching women inappropriately; one woman told investigators that Holtzclaw had raped her.
Holtzclaw was a standout linebacker at Enid High School and Eastern Michigan.
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