Sarasota County School Board psychologist charged with molestation


SARASOTA — A 44-year-old Sarasota County School Board psychologist has been charged with molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harvey Dorey for molesting a girl who previously lived in a therapeutic foster home he ran in Nokomis. Dorey, a school psychologist, was arrested Wednesday morning at North Port High School.

Dorey, of the 500 block of Alligator Drive in Venice, operated a therapeutic foster home for children with his wife, according the a sheriff’s office report, during a two-year period when the abuse occurred.

Dorey’s wife notified law enforcement to look for the victim the night of July 11, 2013, after Harvey Dorey withdrew $800 and drove to Darien, Ga., where he paid cash for a hotel room and paid cash for an airline ticket to fly to Canada from Atlanta. Dorey is a native Canadian, according to the report.

On July 12, 2013, the victim was located by authorities sleeping in the Venice home owned by Harvey. The victim later told a caseworker Dorey was a “pedophile,” which she defined as “someone who does sick things to children,” according to the report.

The date of the crimes for which Dorey was charged was June 2013, according to the report. The probable cause affidavit was dated Wednesday.

Bond has been set at $100,000.

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