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Caroline man gets 16 years for sex offenses

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A Caroline County man will spend more than 16 years in prison for molesting two young girls.

David Surasit Ornitz, 44, of Ladysmith was sentenced to 46 years and six months in prison with 30 years suspended on two counts of object sexual penetration by force in Caroline Circuit Court.

He pleaded guilty to those charges in May as part of a plea agreement. In exchange for his guilty plea, 40 other charges were dropped and the girls did not have to testify in court.

According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Diane Abato, the molestation began in Prince William County and continued when Ornitz moved to Caroline County.

The victims, now 15 and 6, told authorities that Ornitz had sex with them a few times a week for a period of about two years.

An investigation began after the older victim told her mother what was going on, Abato said.

It wasn’t until speaking with an investigator with the Caroline Sheriff’s Office that the younger victim told anyone that she also had been molested.

In addition to the prison sentence, Ornitz must register as a sex offender, have no unsupervised contact with children and have no contact at all with the victims, who have since moved out of state.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419


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