Defendant to Serve Prison Sentence for Attempting to Sexually Assault Another Patient at Hospital

Modified: September 21, 2021 4:11pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 28-year-old Dorian R. Harold of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to a determinate sentence of 5 years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

On Monday, May 6, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the defendant attempted to forcibly engage in sexual conduct with a female patient who was physically disabled. The incident occurred at a hospital in the City of Buffalo where the defendant was also a patient.

Harold pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree (Class “C” felony) on July 27, 2021.

DA Flynn commends retired Det. Joseph Ahmed of the Buffalo Police Department Special Victims Unit for his work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Bethany A. Solek of the Vehicular Crimes Unit.