Man Gets 15-year Term for Sex Crimes Involving Children

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County man will spend 15 years in prison after entering an Alford plea to a dozen sex crime charges involving children. Rodney McFerrin entered the plea in August to seven counts of statutory sodomy, four counts of rape and one count of child molestation. He was sentenced yesterday . Authorities say the attacks involved a six-year-old boy and nine-year-old girl. Under the Alford plea, McFerrin does not admit guilt but concedes that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to convince a jury that he is guilty.

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