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Elderly man sentenced to prison in child molestation case

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 6:16 PM
Last updated 8:58 PM
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An elderly man accused of child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to prison.

Herman Miskelly, 76, entered an Alford plea in Richmond County Superior Court to reduced charges of three counts of felony sexual battery.

An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgement of the sufficiency of evidence needed for a conviction.

Judge Daniel J. Craig accepted the plea and sentenced Miskelly to 10 years in prison, followed by five years on probation.

Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter said if the case had gone to trial, testimony would prove Miskelly sexually molested two victims, the first in 2007 when the child was about 9 years old, and the second in 2010 when the child was between 6 and 7 years old.

Miskelly had no previous criminal history.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/05/14 - 08:01 pm
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When he gets feeble, parole

When he gets feeble, parole him. We don't need to foot the medical and funeral bills.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/05/14 - 09:28 pm
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He's a serial child molester,

He's a serial child molester, if he is set free he WILL do it again.

I just wonder how many of his victims are out there.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/06/14 - 06:34 am
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Without saying it

The taxpayers just gave him nursing home care, medical treatment.

Question: Something I never looked into and maybe somebody knows.

Do his Social Security and/or Retirement Check Stop, go his family account or the state of Ga?

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/06/14 - 10:06 am
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Convicted criminals should have to pay for the cost of their incarceration if they have the financial means. This includes SS, pensions, SSI or bank accounts.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/06/14 - 10:20 am
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He's a serial child molester,

"He's a serial child molester, if he is set free he WILL do it again."

Not if he is bedridden.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 08/06/14 - 10:47 am
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I disagree that he won't do

I disagree that he won't do it again if he is bedridden. Pedophiles are not rational people. Where there is a will, there is a way.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/06/14 - 02:14 pm
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Itsa, that doesn't stop them,

Itsa, that doesn't stop them, all they need is access to a child.

I used to go into the nursing homes as a volunteer. There would be men that you would think could barely move, but would still try to do stuff to the nurses and volunteers.

People take their kids to nursing homes all the time to visit family members.

That's all they need, is an opportunity.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 08/06/14 - 03:37 pm
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Only 10 years!

Judge Craig maybe 10 years for each victim.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/07/14 - 11:17 am
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Baloney

If he is that old and feeble, you would have to PUT a child in his proximity. Geez, people; use some common sense.

jdsgirl63
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jdsgirl63 08/07/14 - 04:15 pm
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nocnoc

His social security benefits should stop as long as SSA is notified of his incarceration.

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