Kane County Associate Judge David P. Kliment on June 26, 2020, sentenced 34-year-old Tony F. DiMaio to 4½ years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
DiMaio on May 15 pleaded guilty to the offenses of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and three counts of indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony.
Kane County prosecutors stated that DiMaio had befriended the victim on Facebook, purporting himself to be 17 years old. The victim was between 13 and 16 years old.
In November 2017 DiMaio drove from his home in Marathon, FL, to the victim’s home in Aurora and sexually abused the victim. The victim’s parents saw DiMaio on surveillance video the next day and contacted police.
In addition to the prison term, DiMaio must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
In accordance with Illinois law, DiMaio is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. DiMaio receives credit for 841 days served in the Kane County jail.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said DiMaio convinced the child that he was a teenager when in truth he was a 31-year-old, married child predator.
“It is difficult to fathom the effort he went to to have sex with a child, grooming the child online and driving to the Chicago area from south Florida,” he said. “My thanks to ASA Lori Schmidt and to Aurora Police Detective Darrell Moore for their work on this case.”
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release
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