An Alabama man has been sentenced to 496 years in prison for sodomy and attempted rape.
It is reported that Thomas Justin Bailey, 33, of Foley was sentenced in October on four counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of second-degree sodomy and one count of attempted rape. His multiple sex offenses, meanwhile, were committed against children under the age of 12. As a result, the judge sentenced him to a total term of 496 years.
Baldwin County Circuit Judge Clark Stankoski sentenced Bailey to 99 years on each count of first-degree sodomy and 20 years on each count of second-degree sodomy.
According to the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office, friends of the victims notified school counselors of the crimes, which led to the investigation.
In modern parlance, anti-sodomy laws are the common name for laws designed to prosecute sexual contact considered “unnatural” in legal systems.