The trial of Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Mike Dolderman, accused of five counts of sexual assault and five counts of breach of trust, won’t take place until October 6th, at the earliest.
It’s possible Dolderman’s trial will be delayed even further.
Administrators for the Guelph Ontario Court of Justice announced all trials slated for July 28th are now delayed until October 6, 2020.
One of his victims contacted me privately, and that individual is thoroughly unimpressed with the delay. This person wants to see justice served and is sickened that the trial was put off for another three months.
Sgt. Dolderman, a 21-year veteran of the Wellington County detachment, was arrested on April 23, 2020, and suspended with pay per the requirements of the Police Services Act, which spell out the limited ability to suspend a police officer without pay.
Suspension without pay
(6) If a chief of police, deputy chief of police or other police officer is convicted of an offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the chief of police or board, as the case may be, may suspend him or her without pay, even if the conviction or sentence is under appeal.
In the past Sgt. Dolderman received a citation for lifesaving, a Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a 20-year medal for “exemplary service.”
I don’t think five counts of sexual assault falls under the heading of exemplary service. Maybe we will find out in October, if Dolderman’s trial goes ahead then.