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August 14, 2015

Domestic Abuser Imprisoned 71 Months for Possessing a Loaded Firearm

A domestic abuser who possessed a loaded firearm in the Cedar Rapids area last December was sentenced today to 71 months in federal prison.

Anthony Duane Lesain, Jr., age 22, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after his May 11, 2015, guilty plea to the federal crime of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person. At the guilty plea hearing, Lesain admitted he knowingly possessed a loaded .22 short caliber revolver. Lesain also admitted to two prior convictions in Iowa state court for Assault Causing Bodily Injury (Domestic Abuse) and Assault Impeding Air Flow (Domestic Abuse).

Lesain was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade to 71 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Lesain is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Vavricek and investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Court file information available at: https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 15-CR-0018.

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