A New York man faces up to life in prison after being convicted by an Atlantic County jury of allegeldy raping a Bally's Hotel and Casino housekeeper in 2018.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced Thursday that 36-year old Jamel Carlton of Saugerties, New York was convicted following a six-day trial and found guilty of 1st-Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 2nd-Degree Sexual Assault, 2nd-Degree Burglary, 3rd-Degree Aggravated Assault, and 3rd-Degree Criminal Restraint.

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“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.” Chief Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer said in a written statement.

Assistant Prosecutor Flammer went to court with co-counsel Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko on this case.

Carlton faces up to life in New Jersey State Prison, based on his prior criminal history, Acting Prosecutor Shill said.

At the moment, Carlton is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending sentencing on June 8, 2022.

(Photo Courtesy: Atlantic County Prosecutors Office)
(Photo Courtesy: Atlantic County Prosecutors Office)
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