BREAKING NEWS: White Oklahoma cop sobs in court as he is found GUILTY of sexually attacking at least 13 black women on-duty - and now faces a recommended 263 years in prison A former Oklahoma City police officer has been found guilty of attacking at least 13 black women - including teenagers and a grandmother - in the neighborhood he patrolled. Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted by the all-white jury of eight men and four women on Thursday evening after four days of deliberations. The 28-year-old ex-officer broke down in tears as he was found guilty on 18 counts - including rape, sexual battery and forcible oral sodomy - against eight of the women who testified against him. His supporters also sobbed as the judge went through the verdicts on what happened to be his 29th birthday. Holtzclaw's defense attorneys tried to comfort him as he nodded his head up and down while shaking his head in disbelief. He was found not guilty on 18 of the charges, but still faces a recommended 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw, who turned 29 Thursday, could now spend the rest of his life in prison. He was remanded in custody and is set to be sentenced in January. The Oklahoma City Police Department welcomed the verdict. Bill Citty said in a statement Thursday night that the trial of former officer Daniel Holtzclaw was 'long and difficult' for all involved. He says he's proud of his detectives and local prosecutors. He called Holtzclaw's case the worst he'd seen in nearly four decades in law enforcement. The mother of the youngest accuser clapped as the verdicts were read out. She said she went to courthouse to hear the verdict, but found the doors locked - but was able to race home in time to see it on TV. The grandmother whose allegations led authorities to launch an investigation was in the courtroom at the time. She was the first to testify, telling the court Holtzclaw pulled her over as she was driving home late at night and ordered her out of her car. He then told her to sit in the backseat of his squad car, where he stood over her and told her to perform oral sex. She notified police officers hours later, launching a case in which 12 other women eventually came forward. The woman was tearful after the verdict and prayed with supporters outside the courtroom. The victims say they met Holtzclaw while he was on duty, and prosecutors say the ex-officer intimidated them into not reporting his crimes. Holtzclaw's lawyer, Scott Adams, told jurors Holtzclaw was an honorable but naive officer trying to help troubled women who lied about him, and made their credibility the cornerstone of his defense strategy. Adams called just one witness, an ex-girlfriend of the officer, before resting his case. A total of 13 women testified against him. Since the trial began November 2, many of the women's descriptions had traced a similar arc: The officer stopped them while out on patrol, ran background checks for outstanding warrants or conducted searches that turned up drug paraphernalia, then forced them to have sex to avoid arrest. Most said they never reported the assaults to authorities for fear no one would believe them.