Feds Sentence Convicted Sex Offender to Life +15 for Possession of Firearms.
U.S. District Judge Owen Panner today sentenced Norman Bruce Spencer, 59, of Grants Pass to 15 years and 8 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
In September of 2010 Spencer was accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl. During that investigation it was discovered he had several felony convictions, 3 for child molestation, and he had not registered as a sex offender in five years.
That investigation also revealed Spencer was in possession of a .44 caliber revolver and a 12 gauge shotgun.
Spencer was eventually convicted of sex abuse one and sentenced to life. Under the federal Armed career criminal act, any person who possesses a firearm or ammo faces a mandatory sentence of 15 years if that person already has three convictions for violent felonies.