Johnathan Lockett is sentenced to 776 years in prison for repeated sexual assaults

Johnathan Lockett, left, and Judge Shanta Owens, right

Left: Johnathan Lockett (Birmingham Police Department); Right: Judge Shanta Owens (10th Judicial District of Alabama)

A serial rapist about to be sentenced forgave his victims in a statement to court on Monday. In response, the judge in Alabama responsible for his case criticized him sharply – and also expressed criticism of the victims.

In September, Johnathan Fitzgerald Lockett, 42, who goes by “Master Lockett,” was sentenced to twelve criminal offenses for sexual harassment of five women over a period of several years.

Lockett was originally arrested in November 2020, according to a report Press release issued by the Birmingham Police Department. He was originally charged with attempted rape, sodomy and kidnapping — all first-degree — for attacking two women in separate incidents that same month and in December 2019.

Over time, investigators linked the convicted man to numerous other sexual assaults and brought charges against him over 30 crimes.

Olly Dawes

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