Jeffrey Jones, best known for playing the bumbling Principal Rooney in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Tuesday to a felony charge of failing to update his sex offender registry info.
The 64-year-old actor escaped a possible 3-year jail sentence in state prison, but must now serve three years of probation and perform 250 hours of roadside clean-up, TMZ first reported.
In July 2003, Jones pleaded no contest to hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos, according to City News Service.
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"I'm sorry that this incident was allowed to occur. Such an event has never happened before and it will never happen again," Jones reportedly said then.
As a result of the case, he was sentenced to five years probation and was required to register annually as a sex offender.
Jones was arrested June 23 after failing to update his registration for 2009.
He has appeared in more than 60 roles on the silver and small screens.