MAYS LANDING, NJ – A 36-year-old New York man was sentenced by Judge Pamela D’Arcy today to 42 years in New Jersey State Prison for the 2018 aggravated sexual assault of a Bally’s Hotel and Casino housekeeper.
The sentence follows a two-week trial culminating in the conviction by an Atlantic County jury of Jamel Carlton, of Saugerties New York, on March 31, 2022. The jury convicted Carlton of:
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 sentence imposed calls for an aggregate extended term of 42 years in New Jersey State Prison with the defendant having to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act. Additionally, Carlton will be subject to Megan’s Law, Parole Supervision for Life, and to have no contact with the victim pursuant to a sex offender restraining order.
Both the victim and her family were present at sentencing. The victim told the Court and the defendant how much pain his actions have caused her and her family. She asked the Court to impose a lengthy sentence.
“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. We are grateful Judge D’Arcy viewed the facts and circumstances of this case similarly and imposed this extended term” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer who tried the case with co-counsel Chief Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko.
The case was investigated by the Atlantic City Police Department with the assistance of Bally’s security and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit