Former Rochester Athletic Club employee pleads guilty to sexual contact with a teen

(ABC 6 News) – A former Rochester Athletic Club employee pleaded guilty to one count of 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a teenager Monday.

A second charge has been dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Bradley John Dorsher, who lists a Brandon, MN address, was accused of two counts of sexual contact with a 15-year-old in the summer of 2018.

In June of 2020, Rochester police reported that a woman told them her daughter had been touched sexually by her boss, Dorsher, while working at the club.

According to the criminal complaint, Dorsher began making sexual comments to the teenager in 2017, when she was 14 years old, and began touching her in the spring of 2018, when she was 15.

The victim had informed her mother about the sexual comments, but only disclosed the sexual touching to a therapist before the summer of 2020.

In June of 2020, a Rochester police investigator asked Dorsher about his relationship with the teen, as well as his resignation from the Rochester Athletic Club.

While Dorsher first said he resigned from the club for personal reasons, he later corrected himself and said the teenaged victim had made a complaint against him for "comments he had made."

Dorsher’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2022.

According to his petition to plead guilty, Dorsher’s defense will argue for a sentence of three days in jail, while the State argues for 30 days.

Either way, he will receive a two-year stay of imposition.