Joshua Adam Engel is representing Miami Township Police Officer against felony
A Miami Township police sergeant was charged with a sex offense and assault Thursday. . . .
Police records indicated the charges were based on a complaint made in April. He has been on paid administrative leave since then, according to Chief Sue Madsen.
[The officer] is an 18-year veteran of the Miami Township police department.
Joshua A. Engel, [the officer’s] defense attorney, said they had filed a written plea of not guilty and would enter a formal plea next Friday.
“He’s had a long and exemplary career and denies these charges categorically,” Engel said of [the officer], who has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years.
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His lawyer, Joshua Engel, said he filed a written plea of not guilty and would enter a formal plea when [the officer] appears in court next week.
“Obviously he denies it but, even if that’s true, this is not a grievous sexual assault that would warrant a felony indictment and ruining this guy’s career,” Engel said.
The allegations and criminal charges have hit [the] two-time officer of the year, hard.
“He’s horribly distressed by this. He’s hasn’t missed a day of work in 10 years,” Engel said. “He’s a true career law enforcement officer. To have allegations like this that go at the heart of what he does is just devastating to him.”