A Macedonia man, a former North Olmsted boys soccer coach, was sentenced Friday to four years for having sex with a 14-year-old boy in Streetsboro parking lot in December, according to Portage County Court of Common Pleas records.
Judge Becky Doherty also ordered that 37-year-old Arbor Trails Drive resident Joseph A. Zarycki be registered as a Tier II sex offender, which requires registration with the county sheriff every six months for 25 years after his prison term, and that he spend five years on probation.
Streetsboro police say they found Zarycki and the boy in a parking lot at 1777 Miller Parkway Dec. 23 after a security guard reported seeing two people having sex in a car, with one of the people appearing to be a juvenile. Police said the two met in an online chat website.
North Olmsted School Superintendent Dr. Michael Zalar said in December that Zarycki would no longer be allowed on campus or be allowed to have contact with students pending the investigation.
Zarycki entered a written guilty plea to third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, an offense that comes with a maximum five-year sentence, according to court records.
An additional third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor count, along with fifth-degree felony charges of importuning, possessing criminal tools, and disseminating harmful matter to a juvenile were dismissed as part of a plea deal. The criminal tools charge was in connection with the use of a cell phone, according to court records.
Doherty ordered that Zarycki be taken to Lorain Correctional Institution. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
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