ORLANDO, Florida. — Vigiland D’Aity, a former Clermont cheerleading coach arrested last year on charges of sexually abusing children who attended his gym, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday.
The guilty plea applies to the second count of D’Aity’s indictment, which alleges that in June 2021 he coerced an underage victim to produce a sexually explicit visual image in violation of USC § 2251(a) and (e) – Sexual Exploitation. children.
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The court accepted the statement as part of the plea agreement.
D’Haiti, 41, a former co-owner of the closed Rush Allstars support lounge in Clermont, was arrested at his home by Winter Garden police in March 2022 on a warrant for multiple counts of indecent and lustful harassment of victims as young as 12. According to the Clermont police, he is 15 years old.
Investigators said they found sexual photos and videos of D’Aity abusing children he knew through the gym, with authorities sharing their intent to seek federal indictment of D’Aity on one count of image possession and videos of children being sexually exploited. one count of producing child sexual abuse images and videos and one count of soliciting a minor to engage in sexual activities.
According to the latest court document, D’Aiti’s statement on the second count was accepted by the court, he was found guilty, and the court ordered the report of the investigation to be presented in person.
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The Clermont cheerleading coach was released from $30,000 bail after he was arrested Sunday on charges of child molestation by several victims, according to the Clermont Police Department.
According to the documents, D’Aiti is due back in court at 2:00 pm on October 10 for sentencing.
Until sentencing, he must remain in the custody of US marshals, the document says.
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