A Las Vegas man will spend the rest of his life in federal prison after being convicted of advertising, transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography over the Internet, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
U.S. District Judge Lloyd George sentenced Robert Myron Latham, 58, on Thursday.
The sentence stems from a federal law that allows life imprisonment for defendants who have been convicted of sex offenses. According to the federal government, Latham was convicted in 1987 of sexually molesting his step-daughter over several years. He spent eight years in prison.
Latham was snagged in a nationwide FBI investigation into Internet users who were sharing child pornography.
In February 2005, Latham’s home was searched and agents seized his computer.
They discovered more than 500 images of child pornography, including pictures of prepubescent children and masochistic images.
Latham was indicted in 2006 and sentenced in 2008 after a four-day trial.