A former lieutenant of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in Indianapolis, Indiana, John Dorsey, was arrested on September 25, 2023, for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl who was a registered sex offender under his supervision. He faces multiple charges of child molestation, sexual misconduct with a minor, and official misconduct.
How did John Dorsey abuse the victim?
The victim told investigators that Dorsey had been molesting her since she was 13 years old and that he used his authority as a sex offender registry officer to coerce her into sexual acts. He would visit her at her home, school, and work, and force her to perform oral sex on him in his patrol car. He also threatened to send her to jail if she ever reported him.
Dorsey also accessed the victim’s personal information, such as her address, phone number, and social media accounts, through his position. He sent her sexually explicit messages and photos, and asked her to send him nude pictures of herself.
How did the authorities catch John Dorsey?
The case against Dorsey began in August 2023, when the victim’s mother discovered inappropriate messages between Dorsey and her daughter on her daughter’s phone. She contacted the MCSO and reported the matter. The MCSO then notified the Indiana State Police (ISP), who took over the investigation.
The ISP obtained a search warrant for Dorsey’s phone and found evidence of his communication with the victim, as well as photos and videos of him engaging in sexual acts with her. They also interviewed the victim, who confirmed the allegations against Dorsey.
On September 25, 2023, the ISP arrested Dorsey at his home and took him to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $100,000.
What are the possible outcomes for John Dorsey?
Dorsey is facing three counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, and one count of official misconduct. If convicted of all charges, he could face up to 50 years in prison. He could also lose his pension and benefits from the MCSO, where he had worked since 2012. He was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case.
The MCSO issued a statement denouncing Dorsey’s actions and expressing sympathy for the victim and her family. The statement also said that the MCSO would cooperate fully with the ISP and the prosecutor’s office in the investigation and prosecution of Dorsey.
John Dorsey is a former MCSO lieutenant who is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl who was a registered sex offender under his supervision. He was arrested on September 25, 2023, for multiple charges of child molestation, sexual misconduct with a minor, and official misconduct. He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted. He has been suspended without pay from the MCSO and could lose his pension and benefits. The MCSO and the ISP are working together to ensure that justice is served for the victim and her family.