JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man has been ordered to pay over $40,000 in back child support after failing to make payments for nearly two years.

Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release, says 57-year-old Alan Wayne Osborne, of Vicksburg, was sentenced last week. Osborne pleaded guilty before Warren County Circuit Court Judge James Chaney.

Hood’s office said Monday that Osborne also was sentenced to a suspended five-year sentence and seven years’ supervised probation.

Hood says the prosecution shows his office’s commitment to Mississippi’s children.