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DURHAM — The father of convicted murderer Todd Boggess has beenarrested on charges that he violated parole in Pennsylvania. The evidence,authorities say: testimony at his son's capital murder trial about how he hadfrequent sex with his two sons, Todd and Michael Jr.

Michael Boggess was arrested Tuesday in Beaufort County after Durham DistrictAttorney Jim Hardin notified parole officers of Boggess' incriminating statementsduring the trial.

Boggess had bragged during a taped interview that he had molested hundreds ofyoung boys.

Boggess, 61, was convicted in 1987 of having sex with his son Michael. The elderBoggess was put on probation after serving six years in prison. He was ordered notto have contact with his son or any youth under age 18.

But documents Hardin provided to parole officials say Boggess assaulted his sonMichael, 24, as recently as three months ago.

A parole hearing will determine whether Boggess returns to prison or remains freeon probation.

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