|Ronald E. Oaks Jr.|
By Bill McKelway
A former Richmond police officer was sent to jail this morning after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Ronald E. Oaks Jr., 42, left a Henrico County Circuit Court courtroom in handcuffs, sentenced to a 12-month jail term with all but one month suspended.
Oaks, a former K9 officer, is now employed as a security guard in Alabama. He was arrested in November on a felony charge and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in a plea agreement today.
Oaks was involved in a situation in which he was standing in line at a fast food restaurant with his son and a 15-year-old female, who later testified that Oaks demanded that she show him nude pictures of herself.
During an investigation, Oaks said that he intended to show the pictures to an administrator at Godwin High School and was concerned about who may have been the intended recipient.
But the victim testified that Oaks made suggestive remarks to her about the pictures and was forceful and threatening about seeing the pictures.
Oaks will not be required to register as a sex offender.