Man sentenced to 39 years for molestation

January 15, 2008 4:14:35 PM PST
A Wheaton man has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old boy he had befriended.Back in December, a jury convicted Ronald Vest, 64, of four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

He had set up a scholarship fund in the boy's name. Prosecutors said the relationship started with hugs and progressed into sex acts.

The boy's parents contacted police when they noticed a change in their son's behavior.