A West Jefferson man has been convicted on 10 sex offense counts in Ashe County Superior Court after a nearly week-long trial and will spend 50 years in prison. Sheriff James Williams said Ronny Alan Cherry, 55 of was convicted in the July 7th term of court in sex offenses that involved twin who were abused from age 6 to 9, according to Sheriff Williams, who said the mother of the children read a statement she and her husband prepared for the court record after Cherry was convicted, saying they were Christians and wanted to stand before God and be forgiven, and therefore they had to forgive Cherry.