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Hialeah 911 dispatcher arrested for sexual assault on a child


Alan Voorhees
Alan Voorhees

A 911 dispatcher in Hialeah was arrested in Deerfield Beach on charges of sexually assaulting an underage girl, according to documents made public Tuesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Alan Wayne Voorhees, 51, was arrested Monday and faces four charges of sexual assault and another three charges for lascivious molestation, according to a police report.

The report said Voorhess touched the girl improperly starting in November and as recently as Saturday.

On that day the girl’s mother caught Voorhees touching her daughter and told him to get out of the house, according to the report. She then reported the assault to police.

Voorhees worked for the 911 service in Hialeah for nearly three decades. He retired in 2009 after 25 years as a dispatcher, where he reached the post of morning shift supervisor, according to municipal sources.

But Voorhees continued in the service for another three years after joining the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP), established in Hialeah to retain experienced employees who were of retirement age. He also served on the Hialeah employees’ pension and retirement board.

Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby said that since June, Voorhees has been contracted as a part-time police dispatcher through an employment company, 911 Staffing Solutions LLC, based in Pompano Beach.

“In light of the arrest yesterday, he will not be allowed to return to work in Hialeah,” Zogby said in a statement.

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