"Ferris Bueller" actor sentenced in sex offender case

LOS ANGELES Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:38pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Jeffrey Jones, best known for playing the hapless principal in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", was ordered to perform 250 hours community service after pleading guilty on Tuesday to failing to update his registration as a sex offender.

Jones, 64, was also given three years probation by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, the Los Angles District Attorney's office said.

The actor had pleaded no contest in 2003 to a charge of employing a teenage boy to pose for sexually explicit photos. Part of his sentence required him to register as a sex offender and update his information every year.

Jones has more than 60 television and movie credits, including his roles in "Ed Wood", "Beetlejuice" and 1986 hit movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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