METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — A Jefferson Parish man has pleaded guilty to charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

64-year-old Virgil Masey Wheeler III of Metairie, was originally sentenced to five years in prison, but he accepted a plea deal that downgraded two counts of sexual battery against a juvenile, to four counts of indecent behavior.

Wheeler is now sentenced to five years of active probation.

He is now required to register as a sex offender for 15 years and is not allowed to contact the victim for the rest of his life.

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