St. Paul man gets 5 years for child sex abuse
A St. Paul man was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for molesting a 9-year-old girl, according to the Pioneer Press.
Bobby Lockett, 48, offered to pay the girl for helping him with yardwork last summer and then, once in his backyard, covered her mouth and pulled her into the apartment building, according to the police report. He molested her and prevented her from screaming, and afterwords she ran home to tell her mother what had happened.
Lockett was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ramsey County and sentenced to five years. Nicole Kubista, his public defender, requested leniency in the sentence, saying Lockett was mentally disabled, and that he was not in his right mind. She pointed out his speech impediment and stated that he had been in special learning classes in school, and asked that he be sentenced to community service instead of incarceration. This motion was denied.
Lockett had been previously convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Illinois.