Monday, September 19, 2005

C.O. David Dorland - Sentenced - Antrim SD

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Ex-corrections officer sentenced to prison
Week in review :ANTRIM
September 25, 2005
http://archives.record-eagle.com/2005/sep/25week.htm

BELLAIRE - A former Antrim County corrections officer who confessed to having sexual contact with up to nine female jail inmates will himself experience years behind bars.

David R. Dorland was sentenced to three years and four months to five years in prison Monday. Thirteenth Circuit Judge Thomas Power exceeded state sentencing guidelines, which he said "do not adequately address the abuse of authority that occurred here."

Dorland, 44, of Torch Lake Township, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, and two counts of gross indecency. Conditions of Dorland's plea agreement included that he resign as an Antrim corrections officer, where he had been suspended without pay; that he register with the state as a sex offender; and that he give a full disclosure to the Michigan State Police of his inappropriate actions with inmates, county prosecutor Charles Koop said.











Former Antrim County officer will go to prison
David Dorland had sexual contact with inmates
September 20, 2005
Record-Eagle staff writer
http://static.record-eagle.com/2005/sep/20dorland.htm

BELLAIRE - A former Antrim County corrections officer who confessed to having sexual contact with up to nine female jail inmates will himself experience years behind bars.

David R. Dorland was sentenced to three years and four months to five years in prison Monday. Thirteenth Circuit Judge Thomas Power exceeded state sentencing guidelines, which he said "do not adequately address the abuse of authority that occurred here."

Dorland took advantage of a position of trust, victimizing women, damaging the reputation of the sheriff's department and corrupting morale inside the jail, Power said.

"When I send somebody to jail, I certainly don't send them for the purpose of being molested. This is very distressing," Power said.

Dorland, 44, of Torch Lake Township, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, and two counts of gross indecency. Conditions of Dorland's plea agreement included that he resign as an Antrim corrections officer, where he had been suspended without pay; that he register with the state as a sex offender; and that he give a full disclosure to the Michigan State Police of his inappropriate actions with inmates, county prosecutor Charles Koop said.

Koop said Dorland granted favors to female inmates who consented to sex acts with him, such as making them jail trustees, giving them increased family visitation time, and gifts of cigarettes and soda pop.

Dorland's attorney, Joseph Aprea(*) of Traverse City, noted that each of Dorland's victims "indicated they willingly participated in this sexual conduct," and at least one of the situations was a "reciprocal romantic relationship" that continued after the inmate left the jail.

Koop, however, said a truly consensual relationship with the women was impossible, given Dorland's position of authority over them, and the inmates' reliance on their jailers for all necessities and privileges.

"Mr. Dorland used the county jail as his personal harem," Koop said. "He selected vulnerable women and exploited them."

Dorland sobbed as he apologized to Power and to one of the victims in attendance, who also wept. Dorland also apologized to members of the county sheriff's department and his fellow corrections officers, several of whom were present, grim-faced, in the courtroom."I let you down," Dorland said.

Clearing the RecordBecause of a reporter’s error, this story wrongly identified Dorland’s attorney. His attorney was James Aprea of Traverse City.






Jail guard pleads guilty to felony sex counts
Week in review: ANTRIM
August 21, 2005
http://archives.record-eagle.com/2005/aug/21week.htm

BELLAIRE - An Antrim County corrections officer pleaded guilty to three felony counts related to inappropriate sexual contact with jail inmates.

David R. Dorland, 44, of Torch Lake Township, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of gross indecency and one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, each felonies punishable by up to five years in prison, county Prosecutor Charles Koop said.


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