Former Clearwater County deputy pleads guilty on two counts of sexually assaulting students

A former Clearwater County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty on two separate cases of sexually assaulting teenagers.

Thirty-three-year-old Neil Dolan of Bagley entered guilty pleas on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Neil Dolan, 33. Photo courtesy of the Clearwater County Jail.

Dolan was the School Resource Officer at Bagley High School, and he assaulted one girl and one boy, between the ages of 14 and 15, in his office on campus, from 2017 to 2019.

Dolan was initially arrested in the fall of 2019  and was recently sentenced in another county for sexual assault crimes at a children’s summer camp.

Prosecutors are seeking aggravated sentences due to Dolan’s position of authority over his victims.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 12.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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