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Wellington County OPP sergeant facing five sexual assault charges appears in court

Sgt. Michael Dolderman's wife Brenda Dolderman is also facing charges
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The next court appearances for an OPP sergeant and his wife, each facing multiple charges, has been set for next month.

OPP Sgt. Michael Dolderman and his wife Brenda Dolderman each made appearances Tuesday at the Ontario Court of Justice on Wyndham Street. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the appearances were held by teleconference and neither spoke during the call.

At the time of his arrest, Michael Dolderman was a 21-year veteran of the Wellington County OPP detachment. In a April 24, 2020, press release the OPP said he has been suspended from duty.

Currently, Michael Dolderman is facing five counts of sexual assault and five counts of breach of trust. 

Brenda Dolderman is currently facing additional charges laid since the pair were first arrested on April 23, 2020. She is separately facing three counts of obstruct peace officer, as well as single charges of obstruct justice, intimidate justice and extortion.

Although the two are not being tried together, their counsel asked that their next appearances be held together. Initially, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Thompson was asked for a 12 week adjournment for defence to review disclosure, but that was deemed excessive and a five week adjournment was approved.

The next appearance for both Brenda and Michael Dolderman will be Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.