A Nikiski man convicted of three counts of child molestation has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, with seven suspended and five to serve, according to Kenai District Attorney Dwayne McConnell.
Jack Dominick was charged last March with 19 counts of child molestation to which he pleaded "not guilty."
In November, most of those charges were dropped, and Dominick, 58, pleaded "no contest" to three counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor for his contact with three children, ages 2, 8 and 10.
For the three counts, Dominick was given three sentences, one of four years with three years suspended, and two sentences of four years, each with two years suspended.
All three victims were residing with Dominick at the time of the incidents, due to a court order which had removed them from the custody of their parents.
On March 9, 2001, the children's mother notified Alaska State Troopers she believed Dominick had abused her children. The troopers interviewed the children, and Dominick subsequently was arrested.
"Dominick will be required to enter and complete a sex-offender program while in jail," McConnell said. "He will also be required to pay restitution to the victims."
The amount of restitution has not yet been set.
Alaska has a sex-offender registration that requires convicted offenders to register for life.
The conditions of Dominick's probation include having no contact with any females unless he is in the presence of another adult who knows the circumstances of his crime and this adult has been approved by his probation officer. He may have no contact with the victims.
His permanent fund dividend checks will be assigned toward payment of the victims' mental health treatment until payment is made in full. He also will be required to make all payments toward the victims' mental health treatment.
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