Former deputy sentenced in sexual assault case
A former Lincoln County deputy charged with sexual assault was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning in Marathon County Circuit Court.
35-year-old Zachary T. Dorr of Nekoosa and formerly of Wausau, was sentenced to 5 years confinement and 6 years extended supervision, after pleading guilty to a Felony charge of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The guilty plea was part of a deal reached with prosecutors in December, in which Dorr agreed to plead guilty to the sexual assault charge in exchange for two other felony charges of Child Enticement and Exposing Genitals/Pubic Area/Intimate Parts to a Child, being dropped.
The charges stem from a May 9, 2015 incident in which Dorr attended a wedding in the company of a 15-year-old female. During the wedding, Dorr was reportedly observed obtaining alcohol for the female which roused the suspicion of other deputies in attendance. When asked, Dorr indicated the female was 21. Following the wedding, Dorr and the female reportedly returned to his residence and engaged in sexual activity.
As part of his sentence, Dorr was granted 294 days time served but also must abide by stipulations of no contact with the victim or her family, no contact with anyone under the age of 18 unless authorized by his assigned probation/parole agent, comply with the Wisconsin Sex Offender registry and to provide a DNA sample.
Dorr had been employed with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy since October of 2010 and had also served on the department’s Special Response Team (SRT). Dorr resigned following his arrest on May 12, 2015. He was off-duty at the time the violation occurred.