In December of 2015, a jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty on 18 counts of sexual assault and rape. A month later, on January 21, 2016, Judge Timothy Henderson sentenced the serial rapist to a consecutive263 year prison term.
But on Friday, Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate KFOR reported that Holtzclaw’s name had “disappeared” from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
Alex Gerszewsk, an Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesperson refused to provide KFOR with information on Holtzclaw’s whereabouts, saying only that he was “processed at Lexington exactly as every other offender.”
Gerszewsk repeated the same ‘security’ claim, saying “we cannot reveal his location for security; the security of the inmate and the facility.”
The state Department of Corrections and the VINELink publish the information of all offenders, including pedophiles, child abductors, serial killers and hundreds of other people who have committed every horrific and violent crime imaginable.
There’s little doubt that those criminals would like to have their information deleted from the Department of Corrections website as well. I’m sure they’d like to have their whereabouts kept confidential for ‘security reasons,’ since those crimes are likely to get you beaten, raped or killed in prison.
There’s just one difference between Holtzclaw and every other serial rapist incarcerated in Oklahoma. Holtzclaw is a former police officer.