Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the GUILTY PLEA of 42-year-old Nakia Dorsey on two counts of FALSE IMPRISONMENT.
Dorsey, a former Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of False Imprisonment related to two separate incidents while he was on duty and in uniform working at the Fulton County Courthouse. During the first incident on October 3, 2011, Dorsey escorted a 20-year-old woman, who was in court as a defendant, into an audio visual room attached to the courtroom. Dorsey lured the woman to the audio visual room by saying he needed to confiscate her cell phone. While inside, Dorsey placed the victim’s hand on his groin. The defendant also groped the woman’s breast and asked her to take topless pictures. When the victim refused he let her go. The woman immediately reported the incident to the first female Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy she could find. That incident was investigated by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, but Dorsey was not held responsible.
In a separate incident on May 30, 2012, Dorsey escorted a 27-year-old woman, also a defendant involved in a court case, from a first floor courtroom to an empty fifth floor courtroom. Dorsey also told this victim that he needed to confiscate her cell phone. When they entered the courtroom, Dorsey led the woman into a closet and blocked the door. The defendant exposed himself and then groped and sucked on the victim’s breast while demanding a nude photo of her. Dorsey blocked the door to prevent the woman from leaving. The defendant eventually let the victim go when he realized she wasn’t going to agree to take the nude photos he requested. The woman reported that incident to the Atlanta Police Department the next day, and it was forwarded to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for investigation. In court Monday during Dorsey’s plea, one of the victims said in a prepared statement,
“You will never understand how you’ve impacted my life and my rights as a woman.”
Dorsey was sentenced to FIVE YEARS to serve SIX MONTHS on both FALSE IMPRISONMENT counts. Dorsey is to have no contact with either victim, and he is to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. As part of his sentence, the court revoked Dorsey’s Post Certification which gives him the authority to work as a law enforcement officer. Dorsey was a six-year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office before the arrest.
Judge Henry M. Newkirk, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Deputy District Attorney Pat Dutcher prosecuted the case. He was assisted by Deputy District Attorney Amy Ferguson and Assistant District Attorney Elisabeth Mienkwic as well as Investigators Greg Thomas and Wil Piquant from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Detective T. Casey from the Atlanta Police Department was the Lead Investigator in this case.