Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Eric Dorfner BBYO Counselor/Convicted Sex Offender Sentanced


Former counselor sentenced to five years in prison
Burlington Times - April 9, 2005

MOUNT HOLLY - A former youth counselor was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for inappropriately touching a teenage boy while they were in the hot tub of his home and sending child pornography via the Internet.

Eric Dorfner, 42, of Wagon Wheel Court in Evesham pleaded guilty in December to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Dorfner declined to comment when asked by Superior Court Judge Thomas S. Smith Jr. if he had anything to say before he was sentenced.

Dorfner was charged in October 2003 with sexually assaulting two boys, but he pleaded guilty to charges involving only one victim as part of his plea agreement.

Both victims, now adults, told Smith yesterday their lives have been irrevocably changed by the assaults
They said they have experienced nightmares, taken illegal drugs and had to undergo counseling.
"He's changed my life forever in a negative way," one told the judge.

When Dorfner pleaded guilty, he admitted to touching one of the victims on one occasion between March 1997 and March 1999.

Dorfner met the boy while he was a youth counselor at the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, Woodcrest Chapter, based at Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, authorities said.

He had been a volunteer counselor with B'nai B'rith for about eight years before resigning in May 2003.
Dorfner also admitted when he pleaded guilty that he used his personal computer to transmit child pornography to what turned out to be an undercover FBI agent in March 2003.

Authorities said the pornography did not involve either of the victims who Dorfner was originally charged with assaulting.

After he is released from prison, Dorfner must comply with all provisions of Megan's Law.

He must submit a DNA sample for inclusion in a database of sex offenders. He also will have to register with police, and he will be subject to community supervision for the rest of his life.

In exchange for his plea agreement, multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact and sexual assault filed against Dorfner were dismissed yesterday.

Meanwhile, the victims are seeking unspecified damages from Dorfner in civil lawsuits.
E-mail: mmathis@phillyBurbs.com


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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April 14, 2005 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that you've decided to remove my previous post about the guilt/innocence of this person!

You're obviously one sided to this whole thing. Have you done any research on his socalled victims?

May 04, 2005 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously he is guilty since he is currently incarcerated!

January 25, 2008 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now resides at
10312 NW. 24th Pl, Unit: 101
Sunrise, FL 33322

March 10, 2011 10:52 AM  

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