An Ocala resident who law enforcement officials charged with soliciting a juvenile for sex over the internet has been sentenced to prison.
Last week, Donald Dziadyk pleaded no contest to travel to meet a minor after use of computer to lure child, transmission of harmful material to minor, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was adjudicated guilty by Circuit Judge Lisa Herndon, according to court documents.
Dziadyk was sentenced to 26 months in prison. Records show that Dziadyk has 448 days of credit for time already served at the Marion County Jail. Once he’s released from prison, he must register as a sexual offender.
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The 62-year-old man also must submit a DNA sample and pay fines and court costs.
‘The Dirty Dozen’
Dziadyk was arrested last year as part of “The Dirty Dozen,” a sting operation carried out by local and regional authorities.
A co-defendant, Jason Sciongay, 35, is presently serving four years behind bars followed by two years of probation and must register as a sexual predator; another, Jorge Cruz Ordonez, 35, was sentenced to two years in prison late last year; a third, Robert Salch, 23, was sentenced to three years of probation.
Koree Lee entered a plea in his case last month and awaits sentencing.
Others taken into custody in the sting were Dunte Campbell, Ryan Boyette, Lonny Blankenship, Allen Vazquez and Robin Strickland. Their cases are ongoing, court records show.
The case against Robert Hilse, another person who was arrested, was not pursued by prosecutors, records show.
In February 2021, Marion County Sheriff’s Office officials announced that they had arrested the defendants, who thought they were communicating with children but actually were reaching out to undercover officers. The men gave graphic details on the types of sexual activities they would like to engage in with the supposed children, Sheriff’s Office officials said.
— Contact Austin L. Miller at [email protected]