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Prescott man gets prison for violating probation

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A Prescott man who violated terms of his lifetime sex
offender probation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in northern Arizona.

William Franklin Ely was indicted in 1994 on five counts related to child
molestation and pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted child molestation.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by lifetime probation, during
which he wasn’t to have contact with anyone under age 18 unless approved by his
probation officer.

Ely was released from prison in 2004.

The Daily Courier says Ely was arrested in October for
allegedly having contact with juveniles while working as a handyman last May and

The Yavapai County Adult Probation Division petitioned a Superior Court judge
to revoke Ely’s probation and send him to prison.


Information from: The Daily Courier,


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