Charge against former LaPorte County police officer dismissed

2013-07-18T15:21:00Z 2013-07-18T19:59:05Z Charge against former LaPorte County police officer dismissedStan Maddux Times Correspondent
July 18, 2013 3:21 pm  • 

LAPORTE | A former LaPorte County police officer has had a child molesting charge against him dismissed.

The Class C felony charge against Dave Oldham was dropped Tuesday by LaPorte County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Ambers, who said only that the case would not be ready to go to trial.

The case alleging he fondled a Michigan City boy was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the charge can be refiled at any time, said Ambers.

Oldham was sentenced in May to 28 months in federal prison for destroying digital images and videos of naked children that were on his computer.

Oldham still has one count of possession of child pornography and four counts of child exploitation charges involving another boy still pending.

Also still pending are charges of resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness in connection with a stand off where he allegedly had a gun outside his LaPorte area home.

Oldham, 44, resigned as a patrolman with the sheriff’s office after the charges were leveled in 2011.


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