Two Cynthiana men who were to stand trial on Friday on sex-related charges entered guilty pleas during their final pretrial hearings Tuesday.
Donald Silcox will likely receive 12 years in prison with no chance for parole until at least 85 percent of the sentence has been served.
Silcox was initially charged with three counts of first degree sodomy (victim under 12 years old), four counts of use of a minor (under 16 years old) in a sexual performance and first degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years old).
His charges were amended to three counts of criminal attempt to commit sodomy (victim under 12), four counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance and first degree sexual abuse.
Attorneys for the prosecution recommended the 12 years in prison with a formal sentencing set for May 21 by which time a sex offender evaluation should be completed.
Judge Jay Delaney denied any bond reduction and cautioned that he was to have no contact with the victims.
Charges against Christopher Beckley were also amended.
Beckley was charged with two counts of incest (Class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first degree sexual abuse.
The incest charges were reduced to Class C felonies.
Beckley entered guilty pleas to each of the four charges.
Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller recommended five years in prison on each count to run concurrently.
As part of the plea agreement, Beckley will have to serve 100 percent of his sentence without parole and he is to have no contact with the victims.
Formal sentencing will also be held May 21 for Beckley.