By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A former Lima soup kitchen co-director facing charges of rape, kidnapping and assault will spend no more than 11 years in prison when he is sentenced next month after pleading guilty Monday morning to reduced charges.
Scott Catlett, 59, agreed to a negotiated agreement with prosecutors that called for him to plead guilty to kidnapping, a first-degree felony, in exchange for the dismissal of all remaining charges. The one-time co-director of Our Daily Bread soup kitchen was indicted in mid-July by an Allen County grand jury on two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping, all first-degree felonies, as well as assault, a second-degree felony.
Judge David Cheney set Dec. 13 as the date for Catlett’s sentencing. The judge said prison time is not mandatory in the case but could range to a maximum of 11 years behind bars. The judge said he could also impose a fine of up to $20,000, mandatory post-release control and probation.