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Smyser gets life

Robert Smyser, 27, of Florence, who was found guilty of aggravated criminal sodomy in August, was sentenced to a life sentence Nov. 2.

He will be eligible for parole in 25 years. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will have to wear electronic monitoring if he is released from prison.

The case was prosecuted by Amy Hanley, a special prosecutor with the Kansas attorney general’s office.

Smyser was accused of sodomy of a child under the age of 14 between April 4 and 7, 2008, in Florence.

Last modified Nov. 11, 2009