Published on: September 8, 2011
Photography by: FilmMagic
The ex-husband of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star KIM ZOLCIAK is a convicted child molester!
The ENQUIRER has learned that Kim’s first husband Dan­iel Dominic Toce, the father of her two daughters, is behind bars in a Con­necticut state prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 15-year-old.
“Kim can’t believe the father of her girls is a child molester!” a source close to the reality star confided.
“When she got the news, she was sick to her stomach. Kim can’t stop thinking about the shocking crime that Daniel committed on that inno­cent girl.”
Toce remarried after his two-year union to Kim ended in 2003 and was arrested in 2010 for sexual risk of injury to a minor.
He already was no stranger to local police, having a laundry list of arrests and convictions ranging from breach of peace to felony robbery and larceny, dat­ing back to 2004.
After pleading guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a mi­nor, he was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. He’s now serving 2 1/2 years at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional In­stitution in Suffield. His remaining sentence will be suspended.
When he’s released from prison, Toce will be on probation for 10 years and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
With Toce behind bars, Kim, 33, hopes to cut off all contact between him and their two daughters, Brielle, 14, and 10-year-old Ariana, said the source.
“Kim is consulting her legal team to see if she can permanently terminate Daniel’s parental rights or at least severely restrict them,” the source divulged.
“She doesn’t want him anywhere near her two girls when he gets out of prison.”