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Testimony Begins For Former Tulsa County Deputy Charged With Sexual Battery

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Gerald Nuckolls is on trial for sexual battery and indecent exposure. Gerald Nuckolls is on trial for sexual battery and indecent exposure.
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Testimony began in the trial of a former Tulsa County deputy accused of sexually assaulting two women while on duty.

Gerald Nuckolls is on trial for sexual battery and indecent exposure.

Opening statements began Wednesday, and the state said Nuckolls was a predator hiding behind his uniform and his power. The state also claimed the former deputy has a weakness for women and can’t control himself.

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Nuckolls’ attorney said his client acknowledged he has a problem when some women show interest in him, but that he did not commit any crime.

The state said there are two victims in this case – one from an incident last September, and another woman who said she was assaulted in March of 2014.

The woman from the September incident testified that Nuckolls came to her house around 3 a.m. claiming he was investigating a 911 hang-up call.

The woman told the jury while Nuckolls was there he searched her house for drugs and commented on her looks. She then said Nuckolls pinched her breast and showed her his penis.

The second alleged victim testified she was assaulted in March of 2014, but didn't come forward until she saw a news story about the other woman.

The second woman told jurors that day was horrible to begin with.

She said had worked a doubled and had been fighting with her ex-husband. She said after work, she drove to her pond and had a few shots of vodka then took a drive. Not far down the road, she pulled over.

A Tulsa County reserve deputy testified he noticed the woman and stopped to see if she needed help. He said she was crying and suicidal.

The reserve officer said he called 911 and a few minutes later Nuckolls showed up. The reserve officer said he offered to stay and help but felt Nuckolls “brushed him off” so he left.

The woman said she was alone with Nuckolls for about 15 minutes. She testified in that time he exposed himself to her and told her to touch his penis. She said she did because “he was a man in uniform and you’re supposed to do what they say.” She also said she was scared he was going to take her to jail.

She told the jury Nuckolls left when a second deputy showed up, and that deputy arrested her for public intoxication.

She didn't file a police report for months because she said she didn't think anyone would believe her.

The state called Nuckolls’ ex-fiancé, who is the mother of his 4-month-old son, to testify. She told jurors Nuckolls was living with her when he was arrested. At that time she hadn’t learned she was pregnant with his child, she said.

The ex said, after the arrest, Nuckolls admitted he had relations with another woman. She said he implied it was consensual and that he told her he had a sexual addiction.

She said three weeks after the arrest she found out she was pregnant.

The woman said she stayed with Nuckolls because she felt it was the right thing to do and she wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. She testified it wasn’t long after that a second arrest warrant was issued for her then fiancé.

She testified at that time, Nuckolls admitted to her that he had exposed himself to another woman in March of 2014 and that she touched his penis.

Nuckolls’ ex said she hasn’t allowed him to see their son since he was born in June.

The defense attorney asked if the ex was testifying against Nuckolls to keep him from getting custody. She testified she took the stand because, as a woman, she felt it was the right thing to come forward to help the victims.

The trial will pick back Thursday morning.

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