GavelA Lynchburg man already serving nearly 4-decades behind bars on similar offenses in other localities, pleaded guilty on Monday in Lynchburg Circuit Court to charges of aggravated sexual battery of a child, indecent liberties with a minor and forcible sodomy. 57 year old Bernard Nelson is currently in prison for molesting a teenage boy in Campbell, Appomattox and Prince Edward counties. According to the News & Advance, the judge sentenced him to 40 years, but suspended 20. 15 years of the sentence is set to run concurrent with the sentence in Campbell County. The active sentence from the Lynchburg case is five years.