Atlantic County Prosecutor Will Reynolds has confirmed that Jamel Carlton, of Saugerties, New York has been sentenced, following the March 31, 2022 culmination of a two-week trial.

A jury convicted Carlton of:

Count 1 - Aggravated Sex Assault, a crime of the 1st degree.
Count 2 - Sexual Assault, a crime of the 2nd degree.
Count 3 - Burglary, a crime of the 2nd degree.
Count 4 - Aggravated Assault, a crime of the 3rd degree.
Count 5 - Criminal Restraint, a crime of the 3rd degree.

As a result, the sentence calls for a term of 42 years in New Jersey State Prison. Carlton will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole, under the No Early Release Act.

Carlton will also be listed as a Megan's Law offender. He will be under Parole Supervision for Life. He is also forbidden to have contact with the victim, as per the sex offender restraining order.

The victim and her family were present today at the sentencing. Carlton expressed his understanding of how much hurt his actions caused the victim.

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"The strength of the victim, in this case, was extraordinary. Ordinarily, the defendant would face 10-20 years in State prison for aggravated sexual assault. However, given the defendant's criminal history and the particularly egregious nature of this sexual assault we asked the Court to impose an extended term of sentence to secure proper justice for our victim and to protect the public from future harm from this individual,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer.

“We are grateful Judge D' Arcy viewed the facts and circumstances of this case similarly and imposed this extended term," said Flammer who tried the case with co-counsel Chief Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko.

This was the result of a joint law enforcement investigation conducted by the Atlantic City Police Department, Bally's security department, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit.

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