“He feels that in many cases he is above the law,” the victim’s father said. “He’s a law enforcement officer, he’s an EMT and he’s a firefighter, and as a public servant, I think we should be held to a higher standard.”
Oldham didn’t apologize in court and neither he, his family nor his attorney would comment after the sentencing.
He served as a lieutenant with the German Twp. fire department for 15 years, starting there as a cadet. He also worked as a part-time German Twp. police officer, according to township officials. He has been on voluntarily, unpaid leave from both departments.
As part of the sentence, Oldham was ordered to surrender his peace officer’s certification, ending his ability to work as a police officer. He also won’t be able to submit for reinstatement as a German Twp. firefighter.
His certification as a firefighter and paramedic will be reviewed by a state board, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.