Clayton, MO (KSDK) - An 84 year old man already registered as a sexual offender will spend ninety days in the county jail after the judge suspended the eight year prison term for sodomy.
84 year old Andrew Ford of Affton admitted in St. Louis County Court last week how he violated the then 5 year old victim who was being babysat by Ford's wife at the time.
St. Louis County Circuit Judge Colleen Dolan suspended the prison term and ordered Ford to serve what is known as 'shock treatment' in the county detention facility, followed by electronic home confinement, and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 15.
Originally, Ford was charged five counts of sodomy for the September incidents in 1987. But in a plea agreement, Ford pleaded guilty to two of those charges and will go before Judge Colleen Dolan this morning to learn his punishment.
Authorities say Ford was a registered sex offender at the time of the time of his arrest, having been convicted of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and displaying a deadly weapon between 1991 and 2003.