Albany paedophile Michael Robert Carroll will be eligible for parole by Christmas next year after being convicted of a string of child sex crimes. Carroll, 47, sparked a Statewide manhunt after skipping out on his trial in Albany in August last year, when he was set to defend 12 charges. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually penetrating a child under 13, three counts of indecently dealing with a child under 13 and one count of indecently dealing with a child over 13 and under 16. The offending involved two young female victims and occurred between June 2011 and October 2013 in McKail. Six other charges Carroll was facing were discontinued, including one count of sexual penetration of a child under 13, one count of indecent dealing with a child under 13 and two counts of deprivation of liberty. In Albany District Court this morning, he was sentenced to four years and three months in prison, with his sentence backdated to August 21. He will be eligible for parole after serving two years and three months of his sentence.