LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A Mount Morris man will spend 10 years in state prison, and if he is still alive at the end of that period will spend the next 20 years under legal supervision as a registered sex offender, after pleading guilty to a criminal sex act. Neil Eagles, 66, pled guilty to charges in Livingston county Court as the result of a plea deal.
“I’m truly sorry to the victim, family, and the people of the State of New York,” said Eagles prior to sentencing.
The victim was a family member that he was babysitting in Mount Morris.
Eagles pled guilty to Criminal Sex Act in the First, a B Felony, and was facing a potential sentence of 5- 25 years in jail if the case went to trial.
“Obviously we want to protect the victim as much as possible,” said Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey. “This sentence pretty much guarantees that for the remainder of his (Eagles) life he will be under legal supervision.”
Eagles’ defense Attorney stated that her defendant had himself been a victim of sexual molestation.
“The only light at the end of the tunnel is that the victim possibly won’t be traumatized by this incident,” said Josh Tonra, Assistant District Attorney.