A Fulton County Grand Jury warrant has been issued for the arrest of a deputy who allegedly detained and sexually assaulted two women who had shown up at the county courthouse, officials said Tuesday.
A grand jury indicted Nakia Dorsey, 38, on charges of two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of sexual battery and simple battery in connection with the alleged two incidents, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Dorsey was indicted Friday, the district attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said. His case will now be assigned to a Fulton County Superior Court Judge and scheduled for trial, she said.
Investigators said the most recent incident allegedly occurred on May 30, 2012. The indictment alleges that Dorsey escorted a 27-year-old woman who was involved in a court case to a private office in the courthouse under the pretense of returning her property, Jones said.
Once inside the room, Dorsey allegedly fondled the woman and exposed himself to her, she said. Dorsey is accused of then temporarily blocking a door to prevent the woman from leaving, Jones said. The victim notified officials with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department shortly after the incident, she said. The case was then forwarded to the Atlanta Police Department and later to the district attorney’s Public Integrity Unit.
While investigating, Atlanta police learned of a previously unreported incident, which allegedly occurred on Oct. 3, 2011, Jones said. The indictment alleges that during that alleged incident, Dorsey took a 20-year-old woman who was also in court for a case, to a private office near the courtroom. He then allegedly detained and fondled her, Jones said.
Dorsey, who has been with the sheriff’s department for six years, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.