, Corbin, KY

March 10, 2014

Barbourville man pleads guilty to sex charges, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By John L. Ross

Staff Writer

A Barbourville man indicted more than two years ago on a 56-count indictment charging him with a host of sex crimes allegedly committed in the 1980s has avoided a trial, which was slated for Wednesday.

George Allen Dorsey, AKA George Lyttle, 58, entered into a plea agreement Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

Dorsey appeared handcuffed and shackled with his public defender, Matt Butler, who was filling in for Dorsey’s regular attorney. Court records indicate public defender Deaidra Douglas represents Dorsey.

He was indicted in January 2012 on 12 counts of first-degree rape, 16 counts of sodomy and 28 related charges.

On Friday, he entered into a plea agreement in front of Judge Tom Jensen. That agreement led Dorsey to plead guilty to two counts on the indictment — two charges of first-degree rape.

He committed these crimes from around January through December of 1987 — the victim was a minor at the time.

After Jensen reviewed the parameters of the plea agreement with Dorsey, he sentenced the man, as per the agreement, to two 10-year sentences.

Those sentences — 10 years for each count — will be served concurrently.

According to the plea agreement, “the parties specifically negotiated and entered into this agreement based on mutual understanding that this plea would allow” Dorsey to be eligible for parole at 50 percent of the sentence.

Dorsey’s 20-minute appearance ended with him returning to the Knox County Detention Center, where he remains.