ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- A southern Michigan man whose three sons have been missing since Thanksgiving has been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison on a charge of unlawful imprisonment.
John Skelton appeared Thursday in Lenawee County Circuit Court in Adrian. He told Judge Margaret Noe he loves the boys and has cried daily since their disappearance.
Noe told Skelton his "explanations have been ridiculous."
The Morenci man pleaded no contest in July and later said he did so hoping he'd eventually be freed and able to see his sons again. Prosecutors dropped kidnapping charges.
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton were last seen at Skelton's home near the Ohio border. They were 9, 7 and 5 years old at the time.