Former Exeter PD Chaplain Sentenced for Molestation | Crime
Superior Court Judge Darryl Ferguson has sentenced 63-year-old Alton Eugene Dorrough of Exeter, to 25 years state prison for two separate counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14 and single count of lewd act on a child under 14 and contacting a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense.
Dorrough pled to three of the counts on March 4, 2013 and an additional count on May 2nd.
In May of 2012, detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were called to the Exeter Police Department.
The victim told them Dorrough molested her between 2007 and 2012.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was called to investigate the case because Dorrough was the acting Exeter Police Department Chaplain. He later admitted to detectives that he had molested the victim numerous times.
Three of the counts are violent felonies under California’s Three Strikes Law.
Dorrough will not be eligible for parole until he serves 85 percent of his prison term and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.