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A registered sex offender from the state of Washington has been convicted of luring a 9-year-old boy who was walking his puppy into an East Side home and then sodomizing him in September 2012.

Virgil Brown was convicted after a jury deliberated 15 minutes Tuesday following a week-long trial. He was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child in connection with the Sept. 2, 2012, attack on the boy on Howard Street.

Brown, 51, who was paroled in 2007 in Washington after serving a 12-year prison term for raping a juvenile, faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years to life when he is sentenced April 14 by Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank S. Sedita III.