Sex offender who posed as boy, gets 70 years

April 7, 2009 1:33:27 PM PDT
A youthful-looking sex offender who posed as a 12-year-old boy to enroll in several Arizona schools has been sentenced to 70½ years in state prison. Neil Havens Rodreick II pleaded guilty last year to seven criminal charges. Most involved child pornography but two stemmed from the charade he pulled off for two years.

The 31-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday at a hearing in Yavapai County Superior Court in Prescott.

He had faced 28 counts but pleaded guilty to a quarter of them in a plea deal.

Authorities didn't find any victims of sexual abuse at the schools Rodreick attended. But when Rodreick's ruse was discovered in January 2007 they found an extensive collection of child pornography at his home.

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