Sex offender who posed as 12-year-old boy gets 70 years

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PRESCOTT-- A sex offender who posed as a 12-year-old boy to enroll in schools was sentenced to 70-1/2 years in state prison.

Expected to get 70+ years

Sex offender who posed as boy to be sentenced - A sex offender who posed as a 12-year-old boy to enroll in schools is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Yavapai County Superior Court.

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Neil Havens Rodreick II pleaded guilty last year to seven criminal charges, two stemming from the charade he pulled for two years.

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

He was sentenced at a hearing in Yavapai County Superior Court on Tuesday.

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.

Rodreick was arrested with three other men, who were posing as his cousin, uncle and grandfather.

Two of those men were sentenced Tuesday morning.

Lonnie Stiffler and Robert Snow reportedly have worked out deals with prosecutors.

Snow, 45, was sentenced to 22 years in prison to be followed by lifetime probation. He must also register as a sex offender.

Stiffler, 63, was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by lifetime probation. He must register as a sex offender.

According to police, Stiffler posed as Rodreick's grandfather.

Snow pretended to be Rodreick's uncle while Brian Jay Nellis, who was sentenced earlier this month to three consecutive 17-year terms, pretended to be a cousin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.