- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 43-year-old convicted sex offender has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a firearms charge, a little more than two years after he was arrested at home in Las Vegas with a boy he allegedly abused.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said William Oliver Smith was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Smith’s plea agreement called for the life sentence.

Bogden notes there’s no parole in the federal system.

Smith was arrested in May 2013 when Las Vegas police searching for a missing child visited his home.

That child wasn’t there, but the 10-year-old boy was. Smith was arrested on lewdness and firearm charges.

Bogden says Smith had previous convictions in North Carolina, San Paulo, Brazil, and Reno.

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