Felon pleads guilty to federal firearms charges

A seven-time felon pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges Friday, closing the book on his claims authorities improperly photographed scantily clad women during a raid on his Henderson home.

Jordan Williams, 36, who is in federal custody, faces up to 21 months in prison at his Feb. 9 sentencing on two charges related to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, his lawyer, Chris Rasmussen said.

Rasmussen had accused Henderson police and agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of ordering the young women onto a public street to photograph them during the March 3 raid. He likened the search to a "panty raid."

But in court documents, federal prosecutors defended the conduct of the officers. They argued that authorities did not overstep their authority and the allegations were a "red herring" to deflect attention away from Williams' own conduct.

A federal magistrate later refused to allow Rasmussen to introduce photos of the women in court in his bid to get evidence seized in the raid tossed out.

Some of the women were said to be recently arrived exotic dancers staying at Williams' home while looking for places to live.

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