guilty of 18 out of 36 charges of rape and sexual assault. As I pointed out earlier, he used his position in an abusive way to prey on specifically women of color who were vulnerable before the legal system. He basically told them to submit to him because otherwise, they would go to jail. And because that could destroy them economically, because it threatened the lives of their families, because they were certain that they would not be believed by law enforcement if they tried to bring charges, he almost got away with doing that.
But he didn't. Some came forward, and the jury heard them out, and that jury believed he should go away for a long time. Holtzclaw began weeping when the verdict began to be read. I sincerely think it's because he thought he would be found innocent. He didn't think a jury would consider that those women mattered enough.
They did, though. They absolutely did.