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An Alachua County detention deputy was charged Thursday with having repeated sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.
Donald A. Dixon, 34, was charged with sexual assault on a victim age 12 to 18 and using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child for sex, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey said.
Dixon was booked into the Alachua County jail with bond set at $350,000. However, Forgey said Dixon will likely be moved to another jail.
The case originated with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The girl has ties to Jacksonville and told authorities there about her involvement with Dixon, Forgey said. Jacksonville deputies told their Alachua counterparts about it on Sunday.
“The victim disclosed this to JSO. They started the investigation and found out that some of the incidents occurred here. We came into it on Sept. 4. He was immediately suspended,” Forgey said. “Basically, he had an ongoing relationship with a 13-year-old victim in recent months.”
ASO fired Dixon Thursday upon his arrest, Forgey said.
An investigation by Jacksonville authorities is ongoing and additional charges could be filed against Dixon on allegations of incidents with the girl that happened in Duval County, Forgey said.
Dixon was hired as a detention deputy on June 1, 2015. He was the subject on an internal affairs investigation in April which found that he manipulated a security camera, moving the view from the area that was supposed to be monitored to instead show an area where another detention officer was working.
“He kind of spied on him, for lack of a better term,” Forgey said. The punishment was a one-day suspension from work.
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