New York man who raped Atlantic City hotel worker gets 42 years in prison
MAYS LANDING — That’s 42 years in prison for a New York man who was convicted of violently raping a housekeeper at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in 2018.
After a two-week trial, a jury found Jamel Carlton, 36, of Saugerties guilty of aggravated sexual assault, among other counts.
The case helped motivate a state right for “Panic Buttons” the following year, which was billed as the nation’s first.
It requires hotels with more than 100 rooms to provide housekeepers with panic devices.
The victim and her family were in the courtroom during Wednesday’s sentencing as she told the court and Carlton how much pain her actions had caused.
He must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole, under the No Early Release Act.
Carlton will also have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be on parole for life.
“The strength of the victim in this case was extraordinary,” Atlantic County Chief Assistant District Attorney John Flammer said in a written statement.
“Normally, the defendant faces 10 to 20 years in state prison for aggravated sexual assault,” Flammer continued.
“However, given the defendant’s criminal history and the particularly egregious nature of this sexual assault, we have asked the Court to impose an extended sentence to ensure proper justice for our victim and to protect the public from harm. future harm to that individual.”
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.
If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.
If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.
Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.
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