Oklahoma City, OK – A former Valley Brook police officer, Courtney Schlinke, 21, is locked up and facing accusations remarkably similar to those faced by former Oklahoma City police officer, Daniel Holtzclaw.
Schlinke was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Oklahoma City police officers and is in the Oklahoma County jail on a number of felony charges. She was arrested on 33 complaints: 16 rape complaints, eight oral sodomy complaints, one burglary complaint and eight indecent or lewd acts with a child under 16 complaints.
Similarly, Holtzclaw is currently facing 36 charges, after being accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on patrol.
The former cop faces 36 charges including lewd exhibition, forcible oral sodomy, felony rape and sexual battery, stemming from incidents that occurred while he was on duty in 2013 and 2014, according to News 9.
Holtzclaw is currently being jailed for 15 days for violating terms of his house arrest twice after bonding out of jail in preparation for his trial.
A spokesperson for the Valley Brook police said Schlinke resigned from the department last week. Her bond has been set at $1,130,000 in the case, according to a jail official told News 9.
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