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WPAFB engineer who lied about ‘romantic liaisons’ sentenced

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:07 AM


            A Wright-Patterson aeronautical engineer was sentenced after pleading guilty to making false statements on a national security job questionnaire.
A Wright-Patterson aeronautical engineer was sentenced after pleading guilty to making false statements on a national security job questionnaire.

A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base aeronautical engineer who falsely filled out a national security questionnaire regarding romantic liaisons with a foreign national was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Michael Volf Ol, who told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose that he was “remorseful,” received probation and was ordered not to violate any laws or have any weapons.

Rose said Ol’s false statements were “a serious offense” but that since Ol had no criminal history, “either you just went to the dark side or it’s a blip on the radar.”

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Ol’s attorneys and prosecutors agreed to a plea in which one of two counts was dismissed.

The document said Ol has been employed as a civilian servant/aeronautical engineer since 1993, lied on a Dec. 22, 2014 Questionnaire for National Security Positions.

A question on the 127-page questionnaire asked if Ol had any close or continuing contact with a foreign national within the previous seven years with whom either he, his spouse or cohabitant were bound by affection, influence, common interests and/or obligations. He denied any such connection, the indictment showed.

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The indictment said that statement was false because Ol “knew he had a romantic liaison with a foreign national” known to the grand jury as “E.K.” on various dates between Oct. 14-21 near the resort town of Biarritz, France, and from Dec. 17-26 in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

The indictment said Ol denied that he had any relationship with a foreign national, which the indictment said was false since he “engaged in a romantic liaison” known as “K.S.” near Tallinn, Estonia, from April 23-May 2, 2016.

The statement of facts indicated both trips were for Air Force sponsored business.

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Wright-Patterson officials have declined to provide information regarding Ol, who is identified in a July 2004 edition of Signal magazine as an aerospace engineer working on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Ol said Wednesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court that he was “hopeful to serve” the United States in some capacity.

In sentencing Ol to probation, Rose said, “I’m going to assume that you have learned a lesson here.”

Dayton school teacher says she was assaulted at Thurgood Marshall

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 2:03 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Dayton school teacher says she was assaulted at Thurgood Marshall

Dayton Public Schools is investigating an alleged assault on a Thurgood Marshall High School teacher this month.

District officials are still probing two accounts of the Nov. 8 incident — one given by a teacher, another from a student the teacher said held her down while another student hit her four times.

“Our security people are still moving through both of these accounts,” said district spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart-Neilson. “There’s no conclusion being drawn yet.”

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The 63-year-old teacher told police she was in her classroom when four girls arrived. She told the girls to leave, when one of the students told the teacher to “get the (expletive) out of her face,” according to the teacher’s account to police. The teacher said a male then held her down while the female student hit her four times, a police report said.

The teacher complained of chest pain and pain in the back of her head, according to the police report. She was transported to the hospital by a medic, according to the report.

Assistant Principal Bert Seard told police he interviewed the male the teacher accused of holding her down. Seard told police the male’s account was that the alleged assailant and her boyfriend came into the classroom, when the female began chasing her boyfriend.

Seard told police the male said the teacher got in between the boyfriend and the female. The male said he grabbed the teacher’s arm while the female hit the teacher.

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A summons arrest was completed for the female student, according to the police report.

We’re working to learn more details about this incident.

Baby’s feeding tube removed, mother arrested

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

Baby’s feeding tube removed, mother arrested

A Kettering mother was arrested and jailed for allegedly removing her infant daughter's feeding tube, then walking out of Dayton Children's Hospital.

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Michele Hughes, 35, walked into her 3-month-old daughter's hospital room and pulled the feeding tube out of the child and removed her from the hospital, according to a Dayton Police report. 

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Hospital staff contacted police out of concern for the child because she was 3 months old, only weighing 8 pounds. 

The staff told police the child was dehydrated and very malnourished. 

Dayton Police contacted Kettering Police for assistance. 

Hughes was located in her car in the driveway of her Kettering home, with the infant. 

A Children's Services caseworker came to the home and took emergency custody of the child. 

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Michele Hughes was arrested for child endangering and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. 

She has been released, and is awaiting court action.

Pittsburgh hospital employee accused of exposing himself to patient

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:18 PM

An employee at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy is accused of exposing himself to a female patient.
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An employee at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy is accused of exposing himself to a female patient.(WPXI.com)

A food server at a Pittsburgh hospital is accused of exposing himself in front of a patient. 

Police said Michael Booker, 37, a dietary server at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, approached the female patient at the walking bridge that joins the parking garage and the hospital. 

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WPXI reported that the woman told investigators Booker approached her, said something vulgar and started fondling himself. 

Booker is facing charges that include open lewdness. Officials said he has since been terminated from his position as a server. 

Booker faces a preliminary hearing next month.

Dayton apartment burglarized hours after drug raid, police say

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

A Dayton home was burglarized hours after police conducted a drug raid at the same apartment Thursday afternoon, according to a police report

The initial incident happened at the apartment in the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive when Dayton police officer raided the home at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. They seized drugs, cash and several guns from the apartment.

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Andre Lamar Hill, 43, of Dayton was arrested and charged him with having weapons while under disability and drug possession.

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail. 

Hours after the raid a woman who lives in the same apartment called police to report that several items had been stolen from the resident. 

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The woman reported that she left someone at the apartment while she ran an errand because she couldn’t lock her door. When she returned to the apartment two 40 inch televisions, two Bluetooth headphones and parts of a home theater system had been stolen. 

Officers investigated the scene and did not find signs of forced entry, the report said.