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"Toy Story 3" Has Unhappy Ending for Sex Offender in Mich. Theater

In this film publicity image released by Disney, from left, Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks are shown in a scene from, "Toy Story 3." (AP Photo/Disney Pixar) Anonymous

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HOWELL, Mich. (CBS/AP) "Toy Story 3" had a very unhappy ending for a man from Michigan, who took his family to see the popular G-rated movie at a Livingston County theater.

You see, Michael Keeler, who's 46, isn't supposed to go to a children's movie; in fact, Keeler isn't supposed to go anywhere within 1,000 feet of anyplace "primarily used by people age 17 or under."

That's because those are the terms of Keeler's probation -- as a convicted sex offender. He was sentenced in May 2008 to serve five years' probation after being found guilty of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under 13.

It was the electronic tether that Keeler wears that alerted authorities he was at the theater for "Toy Story 3."

For him, the end of the story was getting arrested, pleading guilty to violating his probation, and being ordered to serve 90 days' house arrest.

Of Keeler's decision to take his family to the kid flick, his attorney said Keeler "was trying to be a good father and he lost sight of his responsibility to the community."

"Toy Story 3" will be just fine without him.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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