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'Ferris Bueller' Star -- Guilty in Sex Offender Violation

9/28/2010 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jeffrey Jones -- who played Principal Rooney in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" -- turned 64-years-old today ... and he celebrated by pleading guilty to a new charge in his ongoing sex offender case.

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TMZ has learned Jones appeared in L.A. County Superior Court -- where he pled guilty to the charge of failing to update his sex offender registration.

As you may know, back in 2003 Jones pled no contest to paying a minor for the purpose of taking sexually explicit photos ... and was required to register annually as a sex offender.  But last year, dude blew off his obligation and was later arrested.

Now, after entering a guilty plea, Jones has been sentenced to 3 years formal probation and must complete 250 hours of community service in a roadside clean-up program.

Not a bad deal for Jones -- considering, he was facing a possible sentence of 3 years in state prison.

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Tracey Tulanian    

I actually saw him at the courthouse, on Sept 23. He was getting into the elevator with all of his attorneys waiting for the elevator and going up to the criminal dept. I wanted to snap his pic but I couldn't' get my candle out fast enough..so he got 3 years probation, he should be in prison for life I think. Or let lorana bobbit take care of him....

1484 days ago
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Gabriel Demerest    

Is anyone suprised? There should be no outrage anymore but only apathy. The only thing I would say is that if he was a pedophile who liked boys, he would not have gone after Mia Sara, Ferris' Girlfriend in the Movie, who was hot and tastey lookin, but he might have pulled down poor Camerons shorts in the Jacuzi. Oh, I'm gonna throw up. I think this is why the internet is evil cause it makes my voices say things like this. Well, I guess its just another day in Hollywood.

1484 days ago
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SuzyCreamCheese    

This clown drove me crazy in Deadwood. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key. Praying on children is just SICK!!!

1484 days ago
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janis    

As usual, hollywood (can't really call him a celeb with good consience) gets away with criminal behaviour...if he was anywhere else....he'd be in jail.
Well, unless he was a priest or boy scout leader.....
Hollywood is a JOKE and so are the people who makeup Hollywood, including the media who keeps validating the crappy things they do and get away with.
BRAVO!!! Good Job

1484 days ago
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Meechie    

NINE TIMES....

1483 days ago
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OMG NO WAY!!!!    

i remember him from way back when... i seen him in a couple of show and movies...

1483 days ago
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Sherika in MD     

It is amazing how celebs do seem to get away with everything.( murder,sex offenses,robbery, assault)Average Joe or Jill get the books thrown at them.The reason it seems their are so many Sex Offenders is because there are sooo many ridiculous Sex Offender Laws!!!! People have not changed only the Laws have. Not all Sex Offenders are guilty as charged they take Plea Deals because no one wants to hear they are TRUELY innocent. A child/teenager wouldnt make up stuff.right? Read the papers they make stuff up all the time but it doesnt help the poor smuck who took a plea deal( who was innocent) I am so sick and tired of all you self righteous jerks who act as if YOU have never done anything wrong. Guareentee half of you drink and drive, had sex before you were 18, probably had a crush on an older person,have lied etc.Ci***stances can make anyone look GUILTY and hearsay can put you in Prison!!!! I do agree that people who kidnap,rape,molest and or murder anyone should be put in prison.Read up on Sex Offender Laws because peeing in public( which is anywhere outside even the woods) can put you on the REGISTRY!!!! I dont like pervs either but seriously how about they get help. I was molested as a young girl and it did not ruin my life if anything it made me stronger.I was not going to ALLOW a sicko to RUIN ME or MY LIFE!!!! Sex Offenders are the Hot Topic now as it use to be GAYS, before that it was Drug KingPins and so on and so on few years it will be something else.What gets me is murders get off free everyday and will live next door to you and guess what YOU will never know it. The SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY is a feel good fix only thing is the truely bad guys are either in Prison FOREVER or have not been caught!!!!! Registry is the biggest case of Discrimination and Profiling EVER!!! Dont worry pretty soon we will have a registry for everything.( Cant wait for the DRUNK DRIVING REGISTRY sure will be alot of self righteous aholes/ parents on that one). See it everyday at my job.( they are not dangerous to children are they????) So to those of you who probably would like to hang me right now GOOD but hopefully it will also make you think!!! Leave a message I will get back to you.

1451 days ago
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moviebuff    

damn that is a shame he likes minors. cause i always liked his acting. very funny and unique. too bad, that.
also i wonder if the minor was like 17 and probly did worse things for money than have a famous actor take some nude photos. Just a thought. Peace yall.

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