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Doctor's child rape trial scheduled to start today

TNS Regional News • Jun 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

A former emergency room doctor pulled down clothing of girls at his daughter’s sleepovers, shined a flashlight to look at them and touched the girls, according to allegations in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court documents.

Dr. Keith D. Goldblum, 59, a former emergency room doctor at Good Samaritan Hospital, is scheduled to be go on trial today in Judge Michael Tucker’s courtroom.

Goldblum faces 14 sex-related charges against four alleged victims, including nine counts of rape of children younger than 13, three counts of voyeurism and two counts of unlawful sexual conduct. Prosecutors recently made a motion to drop three other counts. None of the alleged victims are Goldblum’s children or patients.

All of the alleged crimes took place at Goldblum’s homes in Dayton and Washington Twp. near Centerville between 2002 and February 2011, when a parent notified law enforcement. The girls are now aged 16 to 18.

“He’s denying any guilt, and we expect the case to go to trial,” one of Goldblum’s attorneys, Steven Pierson, said last summer when Goldblum was indicted. “He’s ready to face these allegations and have his day in court. He’s going to stand tall and he’s going to defend himself.”

Pierson nor his co-counsel returned messages Friday seeking comment. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.’s office also declined to comment.

Court documents allege Goldblum would pull away covers and pajamas and shine a flashlight at the girls’ genitals and sometimes penetrate the girls with the flashlight or his finger(s). The documents say when Goldblum was confronted, he would say he was adjusting their covers or getting the family cat(s).

“A new friend of the Defendant’s daughter spending the night for first time, tied the drawstring of her sweatpants extra tight so she would be sure to wake up if the Defendant tried to touch her, because that is what might happen when you spend the night,” one document alleged. The document further stated the girl on her first night at Goldblum’s house did awake to the Defendant moving her covers and tugging at her sweatpants’ drawstring.

If convicted, Goldblum potentially faces decades behind bars. Each rape count is punishable by up to 11 years in prison and each unlawful conduct count is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Goldblum’s wife filed for divorce Dec. 13, 2012 and a final decree was issued March 14. His ex-wife was granted custody of their lone minor child, the youngest of three children.

The indictment grew out of a February 2011 complaint of suspicion of voyeurism. According to Maj. David Hale of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, other alleged victims came forward during the investigation. Goldblum surrendered to police May 4, 2012 and was suspended from working by Premier Health Partners. Ever since, Goldblum has been in the Montgomery County Jail on a bond of $1 million.


By Mark Gokavi - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)

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