Defendant Indicted for Attempted Sexual Assault at Hospital

Modified: September 21, 2021 4:12pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 27-year-old Dorian R. Harold of Buffalo has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on an indictment charging him with one count of Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a Class “C” felony, and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Class “D” felonies.

It is alleged that on Monday, May 6, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the defendant, while a patient at a hospital in the City of Buffalo, attempted to engage in sexual conduct by forcible compulsion with another individual who was physically disabled.

Harold is scheduled to return on October 1st for further proceedings.  Defendant remains in custody on bail that was previously set. 

If convicted on all charges, Harold faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

DA Flynn commends retired Det. Joseph Ahmed of the Buffalo Police Department Sex Offense Squad for his work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bethany A. Solek of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.