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New York Sex Offender Sentenced to 63 Months Jail

December 11, 2012

Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Cory Lott, age 33, from South Carolina and New York, was sentenced to federal prison for 63 months on his conviction for failing to register as a sex offender. Lott pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with failing to register in Vermont while living here in late 2010. His underlying sex offense was committed in New York against a minor.

At a sentencing hearing yesterday in Burlington, before U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III, Judge Sessions expressed concern over Lott's lengthy criminal history, as well as his commission of another sex offense against a minor in Vermont in late 2010. Lott came to Vermont after absconding from probation in South Carolina. He sought to obstruct justice shortly before trial by soliciting false testimony from a witness. Lott has been in custody since his arrest by Burlington Police officers in May, 2012.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Lott was represented by Dave McColgin of the Federal Public Defender's Office. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Darrow.

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