Miss. man pleads to crimes against neighbors’ kids

Published 5:48 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A 62-year-old south Mississippi man has been convicted of fondling his neighbors’ young children the week of Hurricane Katrina and of possessing sexually explicit computer images of a minor.

The state attorney general’s office says John Boyles of Kokomo was sentenced to seven years in prison with 15 years of post-conviction probation. He was ordered to pay $13,000 in fines.

Attorney General Jim Hood says Boyles pleaded guilty before Marion County Circuit Judge Michael Eubanks.

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Boyles pleaded to two counts of fondling children. The victims were about to start third grade. He also pleaded guilty to one count of child exploitation for having the computer image.