PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, JOSEPH M. DEMAREST, JR., the
Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and THOMAS BELFIORE, the
Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public
Safety, announced that ALFRED DOTY, 54, of Monroe, Connecticut,
was arrested yesterday on charges of enticing a minor to engage
in sexual activity.
According to a Complaint filed yesterday in White
Plains federal court:
From October 20, to December 1, 2009, DOTY had numerous
instant message exchanges and telephone conversations with
undercover law enforcement officers from the Westchester County
Police Department posing as a 15-year-old girl. During the
recorded telephone conversations and instant message exchanges,
DOTY and the undercover law enforcement officers discussed
meeting to engage in sexual activity. DOTY was arrested
yesterday morning in Elmsford, New York, as he was driving to
meet up with the undercover officer.
DOTY was presented in White Plains federal court before
United States Magistrate Judge PAUL E. DAVISON yesterday
afternoon. He was detained pending a hearing scheduled for today
at 2:30 p.m. If convicted, DOTY faces a mandatory minimum of 10
years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment.
Mr. BHARARA praised the efforts and assistance of the
FBI and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
Assistant United States Attorney KATHRYN M. MARTIN is
in charge of the prosecution.
The charges contained in the Complaint against the
defendant are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed
innocent unless and until proven guilty.