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Mansfield man enters guilty plea to felony Sexual Assault in the Second Degree from 2015

A Mansfield man who was out on bail until Wednesday avoided serious prison time on in Sebastian Circuit Court after a guilty plea and conviction for a sex crime and harassment that occurred almost six years ago.

Thomas Jay Boyd, 39, who resides on Dayton Road in Mansfield, was ordered to spend 120 days in the Sebastian County Detention Center, received a twenty-year imposition of sentence and was placed under vigorous restrictions that include him registering as a sex offender.

Boyd was arrested in late May of last year for Sexual Assault in the Second Degree-Guardian and Harassment for crimes committed on September 1, 2015 according to court documents. Fort obvious reasons the documents have been sealed to protect the identity of the victim in the case.

Boyd will have to pay a Sex Offender registration fee of $250 and court costs of $150 starting with $65 a month payments 90-days after his release from the SCADC. He was also order to have no contact with children other than his biological offspring and only then under the guidelines set out by the Domestic Relations court.

Boyd was not given credit for time served and will not be eligible for any conditional release on his jail sentence.

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