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Growing Number Of Victims In Case Of Oklahoma City Cop Accused Of Sex Crimes

Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol in neig
Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol in neighborhoods near the state Capitol, is pictured in a courtroom during a hearing on whether to cut his bond from $5 million to $139,000, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

New charges filed Tuesday against an ex-Oklahoma City police officer raise the number of women and girls who accuse him of rape, sodomy and other sex crimes.

Oklahoma County prosecutors filed six new counts against Daniel Holtzclaw after three, new alleged victims, including a 17-year-old girl, joined 10 others who've said they were attacked while the former cop was on duty.

Charges against Holtzclaw, 27, have piled up and up since he first faced accusations in August of assaulting at least six women while he was on duty.

Women have said that Holtzclaw forced them into his patrol car and threatened them with arrest if they didn't perform sex acts, KWTV reports. There are now 32 charges including first-degree rape, forcible sodomy, sexual battery and second-degree rape levied against Holtzclaw.

His lawyer claims he's completely innocent. Holtzclaw has previously pleaded not guilty.

"He denies he has done anything wrong and now it is time for us to start putting his case together," said Scott Adams, according to KWTV.

A Facebook page expressing support for Holtzclaw had 788 likes while a rival page supporting his alleged victims garnered 282 likes through Wednesday afternoon.

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