Cleveland, Oo. – A convicted rapist from Cleveland was indicted in federal court for having a firearm.
Kevin L. Lott, 52, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Lott possessed a L.W. Seecamp 380 pistol on Oct. 2, despite previous convictions for aggravated burglary and rape, sexual battery and attempted robbery, according to the indictment.
In an unrelated case, Delonte Hudson, 32, of Cleveland, was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hudson possessed a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 12 rounds of ammunition on Oct. 26 despite a previous conviction for attmpted drug trafficking, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The Lott case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Cleveland Division of Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Lewis.
The Hudson case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cleveland Division of Police and Cleveland Heights Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Deckert.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, December 6, 2018.