By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An East Brewton man and a Flomaton man, both of whom were convicted here on child sex charges, were denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
James Charles Soth of East Brewton (formerly of Atmore) was convicted in 2020 and sentenced to serve 120 months (10 years) on one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes. He also was given concurrent sentences of 15 and 10 years for two violations of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Soth, who had served less than three years of that sentence on the date of his hearing, is currently housed at Limestone Correctional Facility.
Without parole or pardon, he will remain in prison until at least November 21, 2028.
Stanley Dean Smith of Flomaton was convicted in 2021 of enticing a child for immoral purposes. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and had served about three and one-half years of that sentence on the date of his hearing.
Smith, originally charged with sexual abuse of a 7-year-old child, is currently housed at Kilby Correctional Facility.
His minimum release date without parole or pardon is February 19, 2030.