MAYS LANDING- Following a six day trial, a New York man was convicted by an Atlantic County jury for the sexual assault of a hotel housekeeper in 2018, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.
On March 31, 2022, before Judge Pamela D’Arcy, Jamel Carlton, 36, was found guilty on the following counts:
- Count 1 – Aggravated Sex Assault – 1st degree
- Count 2 – Sexual Assault – 2nd degree
- Count 3 – Burglary -2nd degree
- Count 4 – Aggravated Assault – 3d degree
- Count 5 – Criminal Restraint – 3d degree
The jury deliberated a little more than 3 hours and returned the guilty verdict against Carlton of Saugerties, New York, for the sexual assault of a Bally’s Hotel and Casino housekeeper.
“We are grateful to the jury for seeing this case for what it was… the senseless and brutal sexual assault of a Bally’s housekeeper who was just doing her job. The victim through the support of her loving family displayed an enormous amount of strength in coming to court to tell the jury what that man did to her. We want to thank the Bally’s security team and the officers of the Atlantic City Police Department for providing us with the evidence needed to bring justice in this case.” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer who tried the case with co-counsel Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko.
Due to his criminal history Carlton faces the potential for an extended term of imprisonment up to life in New Jersey State Prison. He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending sentence.
June 8, 2022 is the current sentencing date pending an Avenel Sex Offender Evaluation. The case was investigated by the Atlantic City Police Department.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.