Ohio News: Lonnie Alton Butler was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

Ohio News: Lonnie Alton Butler was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

Rossford, Ohio – Lonnie Alton Butler, 34, of Rossford, was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Butler was required to register as a sex offender but did not do so when he traveled between Michigan and Ohio between Aug. 19 and Sept. 26, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 investigating agency in this case is the United States Marshals Service. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley A. Futrell and Tracey Ballard Tangeman.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are 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, October 11, 2018.