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Posted on: December 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Harlan Luke Carter sentenced to 23 years state prison

On December 29, 2014, Judge Donald Segerstrom sentenced Harlan Luke Carter, 20, to 23 years in state prison for crimes he committed in 2013. He was charged with Forcible Sodomy and Forcible Lewd Acts on a Minor under 14. According to Deputy District Attorney Eric Hovatter, in October of 2013 Carter was in the company of two minor females in Jamestown when he took them to an abandoned house. There Carter took his victim, who was 13 years old at the time, into a room and committed several forcible sex acts on her. Carter ordered the other girl, who was 17 at the time, to stay in the next room while he assaulted the younger girl. After leaving, both girls went to the older one’s house and a report was not made to an adult until the next morning. Carter left for the Los Angeles area shortly after the crimes were committed and was not apprehended until March of 2014. After his arrest Carter admitted to the acts but said they were consensual. Carter had been convicted of a prior strike offense, a robbery out of Los Angeles County, in 2013. Carter had faced a maximum of 41 years in state prison and will not be eligible for release from prison until he has served over 19 years of his sentence.

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