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Sex Offender sentenced

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A convicted sex offender likely will spend the rest of his life in prison for targeting boys in Albany hoping to molest them.

Kenneth Kellam avoided a trial by pleading guilty to all the charges against him, and he must now spend 60-years in prison.

In an audio tapped recording, Kellam admitted he tried to entice boys into his van near their elementary school in the fall of 2009.

After a judge ruled that confession could be used in his trial, he decided to plead guilty. School Police officers arrested Kellam October in 26, 2009 near 14th Avenue.

Two brothers, Ricky Benyard who was 10 and Rickey McCoy who was nine at the time, told their mother that Kellam tried to convince them to get in his van.

Police say inside that van,  Kellam had a mattress, chains, duct tape, handcuffs, and a book on how to entice children.

Police officers called this van a "rolling house of horror on wheels." District Attorney Greg Edwards says the arrest was in large part due to parents looking out for their kids.

Edwards says there may be other cases of attempted child molestation by Kellam that have not been reported.

Kellam was also charged several years ago in Florida for attempting to lure children in his van there.

Kellam pleaded guilty to nine charges including attempting to molest a child, attempted false imprisonment, and failing to register as a sex offender.

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