He was at the woman's home to "search for drugs" we are told.
|Gerald Nuckolls is now a former Tulsa County Sheriff’s |
By Samantha Vicent
Former Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy Gerald Nuckolls denied in court testimony Thursday that he committed sex crimes against women he encountered while on duty, but he conceded that he violated Sheriff’s Office policies and behaved unprofessionally during those interactions.
Nuckolls, 27, took the stand in his own defense after a jury watched a video of him being interrogated by then-Detective Marshall Eldridge, a Sheriff’s Office employee who now works in the Internal Affairs Division, about allegations that he groped a woman at her home in the 5600 block of North Utica Place.
Nuckolls faces two charges each of sexual battery and indecent exposure connected to incidents involving that 34-year-old woman on Sept. 16, 2014, and a 41-year-old woman on March 9, 2014, at 171st Street and Yale Avenue.
The Tulsa World does not identify reported victims of sexual assault.
In the video, Nuckolls denies the claims made by the 34-year-old woman for more than an hour, then says he touched her breast. That acknowledgement came after he reported having “a problem” with “attractive girls flirting with him.”
The woman testified Wednesday that he pinched her breast, and she made a motion mimicking Nuckolls snapping the elastic top of her sleeveless dress after he commented about whether she was wearing a bra.