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Smyser guilty of sex crime

Robert Smyser, 27, of Florence, was found guilty of aggravated criminal sodomy Friday.

A jury of nine men and three women heard testimony last week and deliberated five hours to reach its verdict.

The case was prosecuted by Amy Hanley, a special prosecutor with 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.

Sentencing has not been set. He remains in the county jail.

Last modified Aug. 13, 2009