LaPorte - Northwest Indiana sheriff’s deputy David Oldham is on administrative leave after being charged with possession of child pornography.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division on Wednesday arrested Oldham, 42 of LaPorte, Ind., who was charged with eight counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony, according to a release from ISP.
Oldham was arrested without incident and was being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
In June 2011, LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer contacted state police for assistance in investigating “questionable actions” by Oldham which were brought to the sheriff’s attention, the release said.
Oldham, a deputy since 1996, has been placed on administrative leave from the sheriff’s department pending a merit board hearing scheduled in August, the release said.