Do I really know my neighbor?

A 65-year-old Warner Robins man was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for molesting two neighborhood children and for producing a video of himself in sexual acts with his dog, a Houston County prosecutor said.

John Charles Huff, who lived in the 100 block of Victor Street, will likely serve 30 years before being eligible for parole, District Attorney Kelly Burke said.

Huff, a retired hardware salesman, probably will die in prison, Burke said, although the parole board does sometimes release inmates who are near death to die at home with family members.

Regardless, Huff will never be in a position where he can victimize children again, the prosecutor said.

Huff pleaded guilty today in Houston County Superior Court to four counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of bestiality.

Senior Judge L.A. “Buster” McConnell Jr. sentenced Huff immediately after the plea was entered, the prosecutor said.

According to Burke, children in the neighborhood often gathered at Huff’s home to use several computers he had set up for that purpose.

In February, two of the children, girls age 8 and 10, reported they had been molested by Huff, the prosecutor said.

Huff, a Missouri native, pleaded guilty to touching the children and masturbating in front of them, Burke said.

Huff had a video surveillance system in his home that he used to tape the acts, and he also taped himself performing sexual acts with his dog, the prosecutor said.

Burke said. “It is what every parent fears. Do I really know my neighbor?”

Becky Purse

Published in: on October 27, 2007 at 2:06 am  Leave a Comment  

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