Man sentenced to 14 years for molesting boys - - Jackson, MS

Man sentenced to 14 years for molesting boys

GULFPORT, MS (AP) - A 39-year-old Gulfport man will serve 14 years for molesting boys he knew as a volunteer youth coach.

Prosecutors say Scott Yancey was sentenced Thursday after he accepted a plea agreement on two counts of unlawful touching of a child.

Yancey was indicted on a third count involving another boy.

As part of the plea agreement, The Sun Herald reports the state dismissed the third count along with a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Yancey is serving time in a federal prison for recent convictions for possessing child pornography and a firearm violation.

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