Tuesday, January 18, 2005

C.O. David Dorland - Suspended - Antrim SD

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Antrim corrections officer arrested in connection with sex crimes
Traverse City Record-Eagle
March 22, 2005

BELLAIRE - An Antrim County corrections officer is in jail for alleged sexual contact with a female inmate.

David R. Dorland, a corrections officer with the Antrim Country Sheriff's Department since 2000, was arrested by state police Monday on a five-count warrant.

Dorland's arrest followed a two-month state police investigation, said Antrim County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Koop.

Dorland has been suspended since Jan. 18, said Antrim Sheriff Terry Johnson said.

"As soon as we found out we took action and began investigating immediately," Johnson said.

"We're totally embarrassed and humiliated over it."Koop said the allegations against Dorland emerged when another sheriff's department employee raised concerns to the sheriff about Dorland's behavior.

Johnson said he doesn't know of any other department employees who were involved in the alleged incidents.

The complaint includes three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one misdemeanor indecent exposure charge and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery involving touching without consent, Koop said.

Dorland, of Torch Lake Township, allegedly had sexual contact with a female inmate at the Antrim County Jail between November 2002 and January 2003 and had sexual contact with the same woman when she was a probationer during the fall of 2003.

Johnson said there are surveillance cameras in the jail but the recording system was not in place during the time in question.

"If there are other victims out there, we certainly want to know about it," Johnson said.

Dorland's arraignment was scheduled for today. Koop and Johnson would not comment on whether he had prior disciplinary problems with the department.

Anyone with additional information about the case should contact Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Gwen White-Erickson at (231) 347-8102.

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