Former officer sentenced on misdemeanor charges

Robert Oldham, 30, of 1407 Kingsgate Road, was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on July 14. The alleged incident occurred at a party on Penny Pike. The victim, who said she had been drinking, said she was being assisted by two juveniles when Oldham took her upstairs and sexually assaulted her, according to the initial report filed by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Oldham accepted a plea agreement earlier this month. Under the agreement, the rape charge was dropped and Oldham pleaded guilty to furnishing alcohol to a minor and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanors.

On the providing alcohol to minors charge, Oldham was sentenced to 180 days in jail, which was suspended, 60 days of wearing a monitoring device, two years of probation and a $1,000 fine, $500 of which was suspended.

On the unlawful restraint charge, Oldham was sentenced to 60 days in jail, which was suspended, a $500 fine, $200 of which was suspended, and ordered to surrender his peace officer certification and not to reapply to be a German Twp. police officer.

The victim’s father was in attendance and said the victim’s mother passed away a few months before the incident.

“My daughter was struggling at the time, and I think Mr. Oldham really took advantage of that situation,” he said. The victim’s father said he believes Oldham thinks he’s “above the law.”

Oldham was a lieutenant with the German Twp. fire department, where he worked for 15 years after starting as a cadet. He also worked as a part-time German Twp. police department, according to township officials.

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