Man sentenced to prison for lewdness with grandchildren

RENO, Nev. - A man who was convicted 20 years ago of felony sexual misconduct involving his daughter was sentenced Thursday to up to eight years in prison for lewdness with two of his grandchildren.

James L. Moyer, 57, was working as a maintenance man at the Unity Church in Tucson, Ariz., when he was arrested on the latest charges. He had left the Reno area and moved to Arizona when the latest allegations first surfaced in 1996, prosecutors said.

Washoe District Judge Brent Adams sentenced Moyer to a maximum of eight years in prison. He'll be eligible for parole within three years and two months.

The judge also imposed a special sentence of lifetime supervision upon release from prison.

A Washoe County jury convicted Moyer in March of two felony counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14 involving two of his grandchildren, who were ages five and seven at the time.

He earlier served jail time for the 1980 felony conviction for sexual misconduct involving one of his minor daughters, prosecutors said.


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