Camden County Man Accepts Guilty Plea for Child Sexual Abuse
State of Georgia v. Clayton Thomas Zamazal

August 4, 2022

The Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office today announced the acceptance of a guilty plea for a Camden County man originally charged in 2021 with nine counts of various sexual offenses, to include Bestiality, Sexual Exploitation of Children, Aggravated Child Molestation, and Aggravated Sexual Battery.

Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, Clayton Thomas Zamazal, 30, of Woodbine, pled guilty in Camden County Superior Court on July 29, 2022 to one count of Aggravated Child Molestation and one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children. Zamazal pled guilty to the two counts and the remaining seven counts were dismissed.

On the count of Aggravated Child Molestation, Judge Robert W. Guy sentenced Zamazal to serve 40 years in prison, followed by life probation upon release from custody. He was also sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for the offense of Sexual Exploitation of Children, to run concurrent with the sentence for Aggravated Child Molestation. Zamazal will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The charges resulted from the discovery of videos and photographs of a child under the age of 16 years old, by the victim’s parents. According to Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Robert German, “Anytime we can negotiate a plea with a defendant that serves the interests of justice, while saving a young child victim from being re-victimized in court, we will try to do so. Children are too often victims of those who would prey on their innocence, and it is our obligation to ensure these offenders are brought to justice.”

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.

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