PARIS, Maine — A Paris man who had been charged with sexually assaulting a boy 20 years ago pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court.
Kendrick J. Dorsch, 57, of 27 Gothic St. in Paris pleaded to one count of sexual abuse of a minor. Three charges of gross sexual assault were dismissed. Dorsch was sentenced to four years in jail, with all but six months suspended. He’ll be on probation for two years.
Former Paris police officer Zane Loper arrested Dorsch last October after a man reported to Paris police that Dorsch had sexually abused him in the early 1990s, when the man was between 12 and 14 years old. Loper, who now works for the Oxford Police Department, used a recording device to record Dorsch admitting to abusing the boy years ago.
Dorsch can have no contact with children under 16 years. He must receive sex offender counseling and will be listed on the Maine sex offender registry. He must report to jail for his six month sentence on Sept. 28.