Convicted Reno Sex Offender Gets 33 Years

An admitted sex offender convicted of raping a 10-year-old boy and using a county library computer to trade child pornography on the Internet was sentenced Wednesday to at least 33 years in prison.

Richard Lee Raymer, 38, Reno, who police said also maintained a page to solicit children for sex, was convicted twice in the 1990s in two different states for sexually abusing children.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and regional police units began investigating Raymer and alleged that he had sexually assaulted a child on three occasions in 2006. He also was convicted in 1993 in Florida and five years later in Oklahoma.

Washoe District Judge Steven Kosach sentenced Raymer to two life
sentences for sexual assault on a child and promoting the sexual performance of a minor, ruling that he must serve 30 years in prison before he eligible for parole. He sentenced him to another three years for possessing child pornography.

Raymer had pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.

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