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Cardwell to face sentencing

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In total, Cardwell could face up to 12 years of imprisonment in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center or the state penitentiary.

Upon sentencing, he may appeal his sentence.

He initially was charged with five counts of indecent behavior with two juveniles and one count of distribution of material harmful to minors between Aug. 20, 2006, and Nov. 30, 2006.

When Cardwell appeared in court in January, Judge R. Wayne Smith told him that by entering a guilty plea, he was making a contractual waiver of his rights to a trial by jury and representation by an attorney.

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