20 Year Prison Sentence for Crimes Against a Child

Doron Markowitz was sentenced to 20 years in prison for Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12, Familial or Custodial Sexual Battery, and three counts of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance. The prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of sex offender probation.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Garczewski, Charlotte County Circuit Court Chief, prosecuted the case.

In September 2022, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was contacted after the victim told an adult what happened to them. Deputies located Markowitz at a hotel and during questioning, he admitted to sexually abusing the child.

A search warrant was executed for the contents of the defendant’s phone. In the trash file of the phone, detectives recovered photographs of the victim, depicting child pornography. The images had been deleted the same day the defendant learned that law enforcement was being contacted.

The defendant was also sentenced on federal charges this week, to 20 years in federal prison, for production of child pornography.

The charges are to be served concurrently.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office